Conservatives on Wokingham Borough Council have revealed that Labour’s proposed ‘Garden Tax’ could treble residents’ Council Tax bills.
Labour’s manifesto proposes to replace Council Tax with a 3% tax on the value of land.
This would hit areas like Wokingham Borough, with higher land prices, and family homes with gardens.
The average family Council Tax bill in England could rise by as much as 224% to £3,387.
The high value of land in Wokingham means that Borough residents’ bills could climb even higher under Labour’s plans.