Welcoming the news that council tax support will continue for another two years, Peter Black AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Housing, said:
"I'm glad that the most vulnerable tenants and homeowners in our society will continue to receive support for the foreseeable future. However, we shouldn't forget that the Welsh Labour Government acted appallingly when the whole council tax benefit fiasco unfolded last year.
"We need to keep in mind that this arrangement is only a short-term one. With the amount to be spent on council tax support projected to increase dramatically under this system, it's crucial that we plan for the future and create a long-term solution. We must do all we can to avoid leaving struggling families in the lurch again."