Commentary

Key personal & political events

1988 Dec 15 Th
Archive (TNA)
Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Private Office files (Lawson)

Community Charge: Department of the Environment press release ("Most households to pay less with the Community Charge") [60 percent will pay less than under rates, Gummer tells Commons]

Document type: Press
Source: T640/1189 f4
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 17pp
Themes: Social security & welfare, Public spending & borrowing, Taxation, Local government, Local government finance, Community charge ("poll tax"), Media