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1989 Jun 5 - 1989 Aug 30
Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Private Office files (Lawson)

T640/1190
Community Charge (The Community Charge safety net)

Document type: File list item
Source: HMTPO
Release date: 2014
Classification: Personal & Secret
Page count: 172
Any docs withheld? No

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89 Aug 8 Tue Community Charge: Tony Newton minute to MT ("Community Charge Benefit") [capital limit for pensioners] [released Dec 2016]
89 Jun 5 Mon Community Charge: No.10 letter to PS Rifkind ("Community Charge capping in Scotland") [MT sides with Rifkind against capping in Scotland this year] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Jun 20 Tue Community Charge: Treasury briefing for Chief Secretary ("Local Authority Current: briefing for E(LF), 22 June") [decisions on AEF and TSS; form of the safety net] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Jun 21 Wed Community Charge: Treasury briefing for Chief Secretary ("Note on assistance to Community Charge payers in the north") [specific grant for areas with low average domestic rateable values] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Jul 11 Tue Community Charge: PS Chancellor minute for Treasury ('RPI') [Lawson asks for note of forecast RPI increases due to water, electricity privatisation and community charge] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Jul 11 Tue Community Charge: Lawson letter to Chairman of 1922 Committee (misconceptions about safety net) [mitigates features inherent in the community charge] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Jul 21 Fri Community Charge: John Moore minute to MT ("Community Charge Benefit") [MT asks him to explore doubling capital limit for eligibility to £16,000 for pensioners] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Aug 3 Thu Community Charge: Chris Patten letter to Chief Secretary (expanded information strategy) [vital to increase awareness of rebates] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Aug 4 Fri Community Charge: Treasury minute for Chief Secretary ("The Safety Net") [contingency plan to adjust SN in England in light of adverse reaction to July announcement] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Aug 9 Wed Community Charge: Treasury minute for Chief Secretary ("Community Charge Benefit") ["Tactically, head-on opposition would be unwise"; MT unhappy with Newton minute] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Aug 22 Tue Community Charge: Lawson letter to Sir Rhodes Boyson (safety net) [government giving careful thought to the points you have made] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Aug 30 Wed Community Charge: Tyrie minute for Lawson ("The Safety Net") [stop Patten using "DOE itching powder" at party conference; "square Geoffrey on our line ... this is one way in which he can twist the PM's tail while picking up enormous support from our backbenchers"] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Jun 8 Thu Community Charge: Rifkind letter to Ridley ("Standard Community Charge") [problems in Scotland] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Jun 19 Mon Community Charge: Treasury minute for Chief Secretary ("Standard Community Charge") [problems in Scotland; Major accepts Rifkind's suggestion] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Jun 30 Fri Community Charge: Treasury minute for Chief Secretary ("Standard Community Charge") [problems in Scotland; Major accepts Rifkind's suggestion, but open to criticism as unjustified concession to second home owners, including ministers themselves] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Jul 10 Mon Community Charge: Treasury briefing for Chief Secretary ("E(LF), 11 July: Standard Community Charge") [back Ridley's new position] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Jul 25 Tue Community Charge: Treasury minute for Chief Secretary ("Standard Community Charge") [Rifkind's proposals now acceptable] [declassified Feb 2018]
89 Aug 4 Fri Community Charge: Economic Secretary letter to Minister for the Arts ("Community Charge: effect on English National Opera and English National Ballet") ["confidential and wholly exceptional" assurance that funding will take account of CC] [declassified Feb 2018]