Archive

1988 Sep 20 - 1988 Nov 8
Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Private Office files (Lawson)

T640/829
Budget (The Community Charge and settlement of the Rate Support Grant (RSG) system)

Document type: File list item
Source: HMTPO
Release date: 2018
Classification: Secret
Page count: 133
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88 Sep 30 Fr Major Community Charge: Treasury minute to Principal PS Chancellor ("The Retail Prices Index Advisory Committee") [arrangements for press notice convening RPIAC] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Oct 20 Th Major Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chief Secretary ("Local Authority current expenditure provision: revised GDP deflator") [revision to 5 percent for 1989-90] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Oct 25 Tu Major Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chancellor ("The Community Charge and the RPI Advisory Committee") [options for government representatives on RPIAC - "say as little as possible" Lawson's preference] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Sep 28 We Major Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chancellor ("RPI and the Community Charge") [journalist has guessed RPIAC is meeting to decide whether CC should be included in RPI] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Sep 20 Tu Minor Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chancellor ("RPI - abolition of domestic rates") [Lawson letter to Fowler on RPIAC] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Sep 30 Fr Major Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chancellor ("Rating revaluation: preliminary results of exercise: transitional arrangements") [comment on big losers; Lawson concerned there should be no impact on spending round] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Nov 1 Tu Major Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chancellor ("Non-domestic rating: revaluation effects and transitional arrangements") [detail of self-financing scheme] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Oct 7 Fr Major Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chancellor ("Indexed-linked Gilts and the RPI") [preferred Option B not possible; necessity therefore of government light touch with RPIAC] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Oct 4 Tu Major Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chancellor ("Indexed-linked Gilts and the RPI") [Bank and Treasury getting different legal advice; Allan: "clearly need to get a move on"; Lawson: 'right'] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Nov 2 We Minor Community Charge: PS Nick Ridley to PS Chief Whip ("Rate Support Grant Settlment 1989/90") [arrangements for announcement] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Oct 20 Th Major Community Charge: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Lawson) ["Community Charge and the RPI: Indexed Gilts" - MT agrees Lawson advice] [released Feb 2018]
88 Oct 7 Fr Major Community Charge: Nigel Lawson minute to MT ("Community Charge and the RPI: Indexed Gilts") [discussion of implications with Bank of England] [released Feb 2016]
88 Sep 21 We Minor Community Charge: Ken Clarke letter to Chief Secretary ("Community Charge: Specific Grant for Preparation Costs") [supports Ridley] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Nov 4 Fr Major Community Charge: Inland Revenue Valuation Office minute to Chancellor ("Revaluation effects & transitional arrangements report for England & Wales") [report ready; Lawson: "circulation as narrow as possible"] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Sep 28 We Major Community Charge: Inland Revenue Valuation Office minute to Chancellor ("Rating revaluation: preliminary results of exercise: transitional arrangements") [further information on big losers; Allan: "Not v. comfortable at all"] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Oct 2 Su Minor Community Charge: DHSS letter to Ridley ("Community Charge: Deductions from Benefit") [DHSS demands to control the regulations] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Oct 21 Fr Major Community Charge: Department of Employment paper for RPIAC ("Effect of the abolition of local authority rates on the construction of the Retail Prices Index" - RPIAC(88)2) [Allan: "outrageous it was not cleared at ministerial level"] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Sep 21 We Minor Community Charge: Belstead letter to Nick Ridley ("Community Charge: Student Nurses") [will be "very real disappointment" in the Lords at options] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Sep 21 We Major Community Charge: Allan minute to Inland Revenue Valuations Office ("Rating revaluation: preliminary results of exercise: transitional arrangements") [Lawson seeks more information on heavy losers] [declassified Feb 2018]
88 Oct 7 Fr Major Community Charge: Alex Allan note to Lawson ('Ch' - Community Charge and the RPI: Indexed Gilts) [MT wanting option A, involving 4 percent cut in RPI; "This seems loony"] [released Feb 2016]