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Council taxpayers held to ransom, says Welsh Tory leader

Local authorities would be given funding to freeze council tax for five years under a Welsh Conservative government, the party has said.

The Tories said they would pay for the pledge by making cuts elsewhere in the Welsh government's budget.

UK ministers have given cash to freeze council tax in England in recent years.

Announcing the policy, Welsh Tory leader Andrew RT Davies called it "completely unacceptable" for council taxpayers to be "held to ransom" over the years, as the charges had risen.

But rival parties said council tax bills were already lower in Wales than in England and claimed freezing bills would store up problems for the future.

  • 07 Apr 2016
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