Labour is maintaining economic stability and keeping our promises on tax, argues Talbot Green Youth Officer Jonathan Bishop.
“We won’t raise the basic or top rate of income tax and we’ve extended the 10p starting band,” he said. “We have cut VAT on fuel to 5 per cent and we’ve renewed our pledge not to extend VAT to food, children’s clothes, books, newspapers and public transport fares.”
In contrast, Plaid Cymru-led councils, including Rhondda Cynon Taff have shown their willingness to raise taxes. Since Labour lost control of RCT Council in 1999 the Nationalists have increased Band D council tax from £685.34 to £970.91 – an increase of 41.6%!