Following consultation, the Welsh Government has today announced that it will proceed with revaluation and reform of council tax, but in April 2028, rather than April 2025 as originally intended.

Responding to the announcement, Stuart Adam, a Senior Economist at the IFS, said:

‘The decision to postpone the planned revaluation and reform of council tax in Wales until 2028 – fully 23 years after the last revaluation – is disappointing. A revaluation is already long overdue, and there is no obvious economic or administrative need for, or benefit from, delay. But entrenching the date of the revaluation in primary legislation is welcome: we can only hope it makes it less likely to be further delayed or cancelled when the time comes.’

Read our analysis of the November consultation document here.