Janet Finch-Saunders has spoken out against proposals to hike income tax and council tax for Welsh workers, plus new taxes on drivers parking at work and using trunk roads. She has made clear that this “would hammer the incomes of hardworking people and do nothing to help with the cost of living for residents across Aberconwy.”
The Welsh Conservatives have calculated that each working adult could pay up to £1,084 a year under Labour. This is made up by a potential increase of 1% in the basic rate of income tax (£138), increase in council tax (£32), a parking levy (£424) and new road tolls for driving to work (£490), based on 1.39 million working adults. You can find more information, including a further explanatory breakdown, by clicking here.
Speaking on the revelation, Janet said:
“Labour’s tax plans could very well hold back our economic recovery. This plan would hammer the incomes of hardworking people and would do nothing to help with the cost of living for residents across Aberconwy.
“In stark contrast, the Welsh Conservatives will work to ensure that no new taxes will be levied for the duration of the next Senedd term, as well as delivering a Council Tax freeze for at least the next two years, putting more money in the pockets of local residents.
“After the most difficult 12 months peacetime Wales has ever experienced, we need to be helping families, workers and businesses get back on their feet. This is why I am proud that the Welsh Conservatives have a plan to build a stronger economy, as well as a fairer and greener society, without introducing new taxes.”