P-05-1009 Mandate Welsh Councils to apply a minimum 100% Council Tax surcharge on second homes, Correspondence – Petitioner to Committee, 14.09.20


Dear Sirs,

Thank you for providing a detailed response. However this does not really address the issue in hand - yes local authorities have the right to charge a second home surcharge but in practice they are reluctant to use this power. Hence my proposal that a surcharge should be mandated. Unless we adopt a tougher stance our rural communities will continue to be stripped out and which will have a devastating effect on Welsh speaking communities.


Mike Murphy