Archive (TNA)
Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Private Office files (Lawson)

Community Charge: Lawson letter to Chairman of 1922 Committee (misconceptions about safety net) [mitigates features inherent in the community charge] [declassified Feb 2018]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: T640/1190 f109
Editorial comments:

Supporting documents follow, including one relating the sad failure of the Chancellor's staff to persuade Cranley Onslow and his colleagues to come for a drink to No.11. They came for tea instead. Read documents selected from this file. Read the whole file here.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 7pp
Themes: Public spending & borrowing, Taxation, Local government, Local government finance, Community charge (“poll tax”), Conservative Party (organization)