HYSLOP HAILS SNP COUNCIL TAX FREEZE SAVINGS FOR WEST LOTHIAN RESIDENTS
Monday 30th August
Fiona Hyslop MSP for Lothians has today highlighted the savings that householders have made since the SNP came to power and froze council tax. The average Band D home in West Lothian has saved £252 since 2007/8 thanks to the council tax freeze.
Council tax for a Band D home in West Lothian would have been £1,254 this year had the Scottish Government not funded West Lothian Council to implement the freeze and keep it at £1,128. It has stopped council tax bills rising in West Lothian by 11% since 2007/8.
Ms Hyslop commented:
“The SNP were elected with the Council Tax freeze as a central part of our manifesto.
“We recognised that this tax is an unfair burden to many people who were struggling to keep up with their increasing bills.
“This saving of £252 for band D properties over the past three years has put more money in the pockets of our hard working families
“It is very clear that only the SNP are continuing to work to keep costs down for hard pressed families and individuals across West Lothian.”