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Community Charge: No.10 record of conversation (MT - Waldegrave, Whitelaw, Jenkin, Younger, Baker, Edwards, Rees, Young, Gummer, Ancram; Rothschild, Butler, Heiser, Redwood, Brearley, Meyer) [Chequers seminar on local government finance studies - origins of community charge] [released Dec 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1560 f356
Editorial comments:

The attendance list is drawn from a separate document dated 29 March, also on this site from PREM19/1559. Some sort of presentation was given using a projector: MT's engagement diary records William Waldegrave arriving at 0945 with a 'projectionist'. The seminar began at 1130, Scottish Office ministers Younger and Ancram arriving 20 minutes after it started. Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 7pp
Themes: Public spending & borrowing, Taxation, Local government, Local government finance, Community charge ("poll tax"), Executive, Union of UK nations, Conservatism, Conservative Party (organization), Leadership, MT's meetings as PM