Sunday, April 21, 2024

Councillors unite to reject proposed 10% property tax hike

Westmeath Councillors have turned down a proposal to increase the Local Property Tax (LPT) by 10%, citing the cost-of-living burden on households.

The proposal was brought forward at last week’s monthly County Council meeting by Head of Finance, Jimmy Dalton in a bid to secure funds for 2023 to “maintain current local authority supports” and invest in the development of the county.

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