Parents are now set to be hit by a new nappy tax; leading to councils raking in more than £100,000 as a result of it!
This new “nappy tax” will hit families with babies in nappies – as they will be expected to pay an additional charge for “special bins”.
As a result, local authorities are asking parents for an additional £62 to take away nappies as part of their household waste.
And as we could have expected; it hasn’t gone down well!
Unfair for families
These charges – for either larger bins or special plastic sacks – has been dubbed as unfair on families.
In Dorset alone, it has been found that seven local councils are demanding the payments – resulting in them gaining up to £100,000 a year in extra income.
Interestingly, the most expensive fees expected to be paid by parents are in Northumberland; where families are already expected to pay £62 for a larger bin.
MP Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat, told MailOnline:
“This ‘nappy tax’ is unfair on new parents.
“Family finances are often at their most stretched with the arrival of a new baby, due to reduced pay during parental leave and the costs associated with a newborn.
“The last thing parents need is to be whacked by extra charges from the council.”
Will you be willing to pay this extra money?