Wednesday, September 01, 2004
Day of reckoning
Today is the day of reckoning for the Council Tax in Wales. The Welsh Assembly Government has embarked on a massive re-banding exercise and combined it with a revaluation. From today people will learn how it affects them. A large number of Council taxpayers, especially on the M4 corridor, are going to be worse off. Any tax based on property values is going to hit people on fixed incomes badly. Pensioners in particular will find their pensions eaten up by bigger bills. This tinkering with a fundamentally unfair tax is in nobody's interest. There must be a change so that people pay according to their means.