This shoddy Labour Government has form when it comes to introducing new taxes by stealth.
So it comes as no surprise that they should have tried to impose a "bin tax" on households of some £50 a year by inserting clauses in the Climate Change Bill.
Householders across Wales will be rightly concerned at the prospect of pay-as-you-throw bin taxes being forced upon them. Families are already paying more in council tax for local services without this threat hanging over them.
Councils in Wales face tough decisions over spending and could be tempted to use these new powers as a way to raise more money.
So far, no Council is prepared to pilot the scheme so let’s hope that remains the case as this proposal is clearly rubbish.