Second home owner raises funds to take Cyngor Gwynedd to court over 100% tax premium


Second home (Image: Gwalia)

A second home owner has crowdfunded £8,070 with the aim of taking Cyngor Gwynedd to court over its 100% tax premium on second homes.


Anthony Chancellor described the council's decision to increase the premium on council tax for second homes to 100% as "unfair" and "discriminatory".


Chancellor said that the council is "promoting hostility towards English people", adding that the decision "disproportionately affects those who aren't Welsh."


Chancellor launched his Crowdjustice campaign with the aim of raising £6,000, but has raised in excess of £8,000 through small donations from members of the public.


Second home owners previously faced premiums of 50%, but must now pay 100% from April.


Chancellor says that the money is being raised to seek the advice of a senior barrister about whether to pursue with legal action.


If the case has merit, he will then take Cyngor Gwynedd to court in an attempt to overturn the decision.

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