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Offline Hugo

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Re: Financial matters
« Reply #645 on: February 12, 2024, 11:41:48 pm »
Council tax in Wales: How much is my bill going up?

Conwy has still not given a proposed figure and is still considering budget savings?         ???


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-68278744

Offline SteveH

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Re: Financial matters
« Reply #646 on: February 13, 2024, 09:52:22 am »
Taking rough figures from the above article North Wales total council debts 65million against South Wales 200million?


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Re: Financial matters
« Reply #647 on: February 18, 2024, 10:03:42 am »
Energy bills will fall in April by nearly ?300 a year for a household using a typical amount of gas and electricity, a leading forecaster says.

Consultancy Cornwall Insight has predicted a 15% drop, taking the typical annual bill to ?1,635 - the lowest in more than two years.

The energy price cap for the three months from April will be announced by regulator Ofgem in one week's time.

Many billpayers are still struggling to make payments.

If the prediction proves to be correct, the annual bill for a household, paying by direct debit, would fall by ?293 a year compared with the current level of ?1,928.

cont https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68316283

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Re: Financial matters...........Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) going up on April 1
« Reply #648 on: February 19, 2024, 09:40:44 am »
New car tax rates are set to hit petrol and diesel drivers from April 1. Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) increases will mean some drivers could face hundreds of pounds more in charges.

The VED fees will rise in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation from April 1, 2024. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said that while rates "will remain unchanged in real terms", the scheme will "impact" vehicle owners.

VED rates are mostly based on how much pollution a car emits. This means those with dirtier petrol and diesel models will be most affected. Everyone who owns a petrol, diesel or hybrid vehicle will have to pay more under the new VED rate rises this spring

Cars registered on or after April 1, 2017, will pay ?10 more with standard rates rising from ?180 to ?190. However, owners who bought brand new cars worth over ?40,000 in the last five years will also face an Expensive Car Supplement.

This will add an extra ?410 to their bill from April, up from ?390 over the financial year. If you've bought a brand-new car in the last year, you might have to pay more tax.

cont https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/motorists-could-face-paying-hundreds-28655165