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City Of London (Rates)

Volume 116: debated on Friday 15 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he makes of the likely level of the poll tax with no safety net for residents of the City of London; and how this compares with average domestic rate bills in the City of London.

Paragraphs H.24–27 of the Green Paper "Paying for Local Government" (Cmnd. 9714) made it clear that modified grant arrangements will be required for the City of London and the Isles of Scilly. No estimate of community charges for the City of London can be made until those arrangements are settled.