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Community Charge: Lawson paper circulated to E(LF) - E(LF) (85) 3 ("Local Government Finance Studies") ["the proposal for a poll tax would be completely unworkable and politically catastrophic"] [declassified Dec 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: CAB134/4878 f4 and CAB134/4879 f1
Editorial comments:

Minutes and papers of this committee were also kept originally on PREM19/1560, but were destroyed during weeding. All documents from CAB134/4878 have been selected and can be read here.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 3pp
Themes: Education, Social security & welfare, Taxation, Local government, Local government finance, Community charge ("poll tax"), Conservatism, Chancellor of the Exchequer's minutes