Consultation into reform of Council Tax launched today

The Welsh Government has today launched its phase 2 consultation on the reform of Council Tax. The consultation seeks views on reforming the current system, potentially adding more tax bands and putting in place regular revaluation cycles.

Cllr Anthony Hunt (Torfaen), Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) Finance Spokesperson said: “We welcome this consultation and the opportunity to contribute towards shaping a vital policy decision that affects all of us. We recognise the need to make the system fairer and less regressive but remain concerned around some of the timing implications with the ongoing cost of living crisis. We will make the case for transitional support to be available to those who face a significant change in property bandings.

“The Welsh Government must also maintain stability within the finance system. We shall study these proposals in detail and will work alongside local government colleagues to provide a response to the consultation in due course.”