Sunday, 29 January 2012

Labour's Widows Tax!

It seems that in response to a Government consultation on Council Tax on how to save 10% of the Council tax benefit bill, many Labour council's have suggested abolishing the 25% discount on council tax for single people. There is no evidence that Welsh Labour controlled councils are considering this but remember that the Welsh Labour Party is heavily influenced by its London bosses

If the Single People's Discount was abolished in Wrecsam 20,000 single households would be worse off by around £200 a year on average or £400,000 less income being spent in the area.


Justin Time said...

It is not a "widow tax" - you are just reporting some poor journalism. The headline of the paper was just a weak effort to sell papers and you are just repeating something that is just a headline!

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Rubbish - You should read the article not just the headline...the following Labour run councils have responded to a Government consultation on reducing the cost of council tax benefit by ceasing to pay SPD

Among those backing the call were Luton, Doncaster, Bedford, Colchester, Burnley, South Tyneside, Exeter, Sheffield and Oxford councils as well as the London boroughs of Islington, Hounslow, Brent, Harrow and Newham.