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Rate Precepts

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which four county councils in England raised their rate precepts by the greatest percentage between 1981–82 and 1985–86; which four had the smallest increase; and what in each case was the percentage change.

The four shire county councils in England which raised their precepts by the greatest percentage between 1981–82 and 1985–86 were:

per cent.

Nottinghamshire71
Derbyshire67
Humberside60
Avon50

The four with the smallest increases were:

per cent.

Lincolnshire25
Dorset25
Suffolk26
Buckinghamshire26