Archive

1988 Dec 15 - 1989 May 31
Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Private Office files (Lawson)

T640/1189
Community Charge (The Community Charge safety net)

Document type: File list item
Source: HMTPO
Release date: 2014
Classification: Confidential
Page count: 137
Any docs withheld? No

Selections from this file

Showing items 1 - 11 of 11

  • Previous
  • Next
Per page:
Date Valuesort descending Title
89 May 10 Wed Community Charge: Cabinet Office minute to No 10 ("Community Charge Registration Form") [Treasury Chambers and nos. 10-12 Downing Street] [released Dec 2016]
88 Dec 15 Thu 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]
89 Jan 5 Thu Community Charge: Chancellor minute to Chief Secretary ("1988 Public Expenditure Survey Post Mortem") [Lawson questions "somewhat absurd" suggestion money GDP will fall 1.75 percent in 1990 owing to intro of charge] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Jan 24 Tue Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chancellor and Chief Economist ("Classification of the Community Charge in the National Accounts") [Lawson opts not to make any adjustments in the FSBR] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Feb 26 Sun Community Charge: Fowler letter to Chancellor ("Retail Prices Index Advisory Committee Report") [recommends Community Charge be included in RPI in similar way to rates] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Feb 28 Tue Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chancellor ("RPIAC Report on the implications for the RPI of the abolition of domestic rates") [Bank of England happy] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Feb 24 Fri Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chancellor ("Proposed policy evaluation of Community Charge") [Allan: "barmy idea"; Lawson agrees] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Apr 26 Wed Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chief Secretary ("Community Charge capping in Scotland") [Lawson: "The CST must be robust"] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 May 18 Thu Community Charge: Rifkind letter to Chief Secretary ("Community Charge capping in Scotland") [Rifkind and Ridley 'unhelpful'] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 May 24 Wed Community Charge: Treasury minute to Chief Secretary ("Community Charge capping in Scotland") ["We do not think it would be right to let Mr Rifkind get away with no capping"] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 May 25 Thu Community Charge: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Lawson, Major, Ridley, Parkinson plus officials) ["Local Authority Grant Settlement 1990-91"] [declassified Feb 2018]