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Domestic Rates

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the average amount payable in Wales for a residential property of average rateable value in 1977–78 and 1980–81.

I assume that my hon. Friend refers to the amount of rates payable. The average domestic rate bill in Wales in 1977–78 was £69. It is estimated that in 1980–81 it will be of the order of £122.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what would be the rates on a residential property of average rateable value in Wales in 1977–78 and 1980–81 if local authorities were not receiving rate support grant, needs and resources elements, or the domestic subvention.

It is estimated that if there had been no rate support grant and domestic rate relief, average domestic rate bills in Wales would have been approximately £320 in 1977–78 and £477 in 1980–81.