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?

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