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Rates

Volume 131: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the projected rate increases for all counties, boroughs and districts in England for the financial year 1988–89.

[holding answer 12 April 1988]: The following is the available information for county precept increases and local rate increases in boroughs and districts in 1988–89:

Increases in local rates and county precepts 1988–89
Per cent.
Avon7·9
Bedfordshire6·1
Berkshire8·5
Buckinghamshire9·2
Cambridgeshire4·9
Cheshire10·0
Cleveland11·9
Cornwall12·9
Per cent.
Cumbria5·5
Derbyshire13·5
Devon11·3
Dorset7·4
Durham15·0
East Sussex14·1
Essex17·8
Gloucestershire11·9
Hampshire8·8
Hereford and Worcester9·8
Hertfordshire16·9
Humberside20·3
Isle of Wight9·7
Kent12·5
Lancashire18·5
Leicestershire11·0
Lincolnshire14·0
Norfolk10·0
Northamptonshire15·1
Northumberland114·6
North Yorkshire11·9
Nottinghamshire7·2
Oxfordshire9·3
Shropshire8·7
Somerset11·7
Staffordshire8·3
Suffolk7·9
Surrey10·5
Warwickshire15·9
West Sussex9·1
Wiltshire7·8
1 Excluding Northumbria police precept.
Increases in local rates and county precepts 1988–89
Per cent.
Isles of Stilly3·1
Greater Manchester
Bolton6·3
Bury7·4
Manchester-9·7
Oldham10·1
Rochdale7·4
Salford8·6
Stockport10·0
Tameside7·9
Trafford10·1
Wigan9·5
Merseyside
Knowsley3·7
Liverpool1·2
St. Helens5·7
Sefton7·4
Wirral7·2
South Yorkshire
Barnsley8·9
Doncaster8·3
Rotherham7·6
Sheffield12·1
Tyne and Wear
Gateshead10·0
Newcastle-upon-Tyne-7·2
North Tyneside9·0
South Tyneside8·5
Sunderland3·8
West Midlands
Birmingham3·2
Coventry8·0
Dudley1·9
Sandwell5·0
Solihull0·4
Per cent.
Walsall4·7
Wolverhampton3·5
West Yorkshire
Bradford11·0
Calderdale18·1
Kirklees12·8
Leeds8·0
Wakefield12·2
Increases in local rates and county precepts 1988–89
Percentage
City of London4·1
Camden-2·6
Greenwich12·5
Hackney9·3
Hammersmith and Fulham5·2
Islington13·6
Kensington and Chelsea-26·4
Lambeth-17·9
Lewisham3·7
Southwark-9·3
Tower Hamlets11·6
Wandsworth31·7
Westminster-0·4
Barking and Dagenham6·2
Barnet15·6
Bexley13·4
Brent10·7
Bromley7·3
Croydon8·0
Ealing-24·5
Enfield20·5
Haringey-9·9
Harrow8·5
Havering8·0
Hillingdon7·4
Hounslow7·3
Kingston-upon-Thames10·5
Merton10·8
Newham11·6
Redbridge0·5
Richmond-upon-Thames10·7
Sutton9·6
Waltham Forest-31·3
Increases in local rates and county precepts 1988–89
Per cent.
Avon
Bath0·0
Bristol15·0
Kingswood0·7
Northavon9·5
Wansdyke8·1
Woodspring14·5
Bedfordshire
North Bedfordshire0·9
Luton-3·6
Mid Bedfordshire5·4
South Bedfordshire12·5
Berkshire
Bracknell3·0
Newbury11·4
Reading21·7
Slough0·2
Windsor & Maidenhead0·2
Wokingham29·4
Buckinghamshire
Aylesbury Vale1·6
South Bucks21·4
Per cent.
Chiltern7·3
Milton Keynes3·9
Wycombe3·0
Cambridgeshire
Cambridge27·0
East Cambridgeshire-0·9
Fenland11·1
Huntingdonshire4·6
Peterborough8·8
South Cambridgeshire1·7
Cheshire
Chester5·9
Congleton5·2
Crewe and Nantwich10·3
Ellesmere & Neston5·0
Halton5·0
Macclesfield4·7
Vale Royal9·8
Warrington10·8
Cleveland
Hartlepool11·1
Langbaurgh-on-Tees11·7
Middlesbrough-27·8
Stockton on Tees23·2
Increases in local rates and county precepts 1988–89
per cent.
Cornwall
Caradon21·8
Carrick14·1
Kerrier17·1
North Cornwall12·5
Penwith12·9
Restormel5·1
Cumbria
Allerdale0·0
Barrow in Furness16·5
Carlisle0·3
Copeland0·6
Eden6·0
South Lakeland0·7
Derbyshire
Amber Valley-8·6
Bolsover9·7
Chesterfield0·6
Derby-5·7
Erewash16·4
High Peak6·2
North East Derbyshire17·8
South Derbyshire8·0
Derbyshire Dales13·9
Devon
East Devon1·5
Exeter7·8
North Devon11·2
Plymouth16·2
South Hams7·8
Teignbridge13·7
Mid Devon13·6
Torbay6·8
Torridge1·0
West Devon22·7
Dorset
Bournemouth0·0
Christchurch7·6
North Dorset24·7
Poole5·6
Purbeck6·8
per cent.
West Dorset15·7
Weymouth and Portland0·0
East Dorset18·6
Durham
Chester le Street7·3
Darlington9·7
Derwentside20·6
Durham10·1
Easington53·8
Sedgefield9·5
Teesdale9·7
Wear Valley11·8
Increases in local rates and county precepts 1988–89
Per cent.
East Sussex
Brighton33·3
Eastbourne0·0
Hastings4·8
Hovefrom 0p to 4·9p
Lewes6·7
Rother2·8
Wealden6·3
Essex
Basildon-6·0
Braintree17·4
Brentwood-5·0
Castle Point5·6
Chelmsford36·1
Colchester14·9
Epping Forest5·0
Harlow6·3
Maldon-6·0
Rochford14·9
Southend on Sea0·0
Tendring0·5
Thurrock17·5
Uttlesford2·5
Gloucestershire
Cheltenham5·0
Cotswold6·1
Forest of Dean2·1
Gloucester5·6
Stroud20·7
Tewkesbury1·7
Hampshire
Basingstoke and Deane18·8
East Hampshire16·6
Eastleigh5·8
Fareham7·7
Gosport9·3
Hart12·2
Havant21·7
New Forest20·4
Portsmouth3·4
Rushmoor-3·8
Southampton4·0
Test Valley9·7
Winchester7·3
Hereford and Worcester
Bromsgrove15·1
Hereford-33·6
Leominster9·4
Malvern Hills5·3
Redditch7·4
South Herefordshire2·4
Worcester4·1
Wychavon6·6
Wyre Forest13·6
Increases in local rates and county precepts 1988–89
Per cent.
Hertfordshire
Broxbourne0·0
Dacorum5·1
East Hertfordshire13·1
Hertsmere0·6
North Hertfordshire21·3
St. Albans39·4
Stevenage0·0
Three Rivers0·8
Watford0·0
Welwyn Hatfield7·1
Humberside
Beverley11·2
Boothferry13·9
Cleethorpes9·0
Glanford0·6
Great Grimsby11·5
Holderness25·0
Kingston-upon-Hull-17·0
East Yorkshire24·4
Scunthorpe5·9
Isle of Wight
Medina3·9
South Wight4·3
Kent
Ashford5·1
Canterbury8·8
Dartford1·1
Dover26·0
Gillingham42·3
Gravesham5·8
Maidstone1·4
Rochester on Medway0·3
Sevenoaks13·0
Shepway33·0
Swale5·2
Thanet9·8
Tonbridge and Mailing10·8
Tunbridge Wells20·3
Lancashire
Blackburn-4·1
Blackpool6·9
Burnley0·0
Chorley5·0
Fylde4·5
Hyndburn1·7
Lancaster8·0
Pendle9·6
Preston18·4
Ribble Valley7·2
Rossendale9·2
South Ribble11·4
West Lancashire0·2
Wyre3·3
Increases in local rates and county precepts 1988–89
Per cent.
Leicestershire
Blaby-4·3
Charnwood-2·6
Harborough5·5
Hinckley and Bosworth15·7
Leicester9·5
Melton41·2
North West Leicester6·3
Oadby and Wigston4·9
Rutland1·3
Per cent.
Lincolnshire
Boston12·8
East Lindsey18·3
Lincoln14·8
North Kesteven6·5
South Holland6·7
South Kesteven1·9
West Lindsey7·1
Norfolk
Breckland16·5
Broadland15·5
Great Yarmouth3·9
North Norfolk9·7
Norwich4·1
South Norfolk20·0
Kings Lynn/West
Norfolk9·0
Northamptonshire
Corby0·0
Daventry0·0
East Northampton24·1
Kettering8·1
Northampton15·8
South Northampton16·4
Wellingborough1·1
Northumberland
Alnwick22·3
Berwick·upon·Tweed16·9
Blyth Valley9·6
Castle Morpeth15·0
Tynedale8·0
Wansbeck7·4
North Yorkshire
Craven10·5
Hambleton20·7
Harrogate6·8
Richmondshire13·3
Ryedale7·6
Scarborough7·6
Selby3·8
York9·6
Increases in local rates and county precepts 1988–89
Per cent.
Nottinghamshire
Ashfield8·8
Bassetlaw8·9
Broxtowe5·7
Gedling13·0
Mansfield16·1
Newark and Sherwood23·5
Nottingham0·0
Rushcliffe1·3
Oxfordshire
Cherwell4·4
Oxford88·2
South Oxfordshire5·0
Vale of White Horse2·4
West Oxfordshire3·2
Shropshire
Bridgnorth5·6
North Shropshire26·5
Oswestry24·6
Shrewsbury and Atcham9·3
South Shropshire12·5
The Wrekin15·2
Somerset
Mendip12·0
Per cent.
Sedgemoor0·2
Taunton Deane4·2
West Somerset19·4
South Somerset31·0
Staffordshire
Cannock Chase2·4
East Staffordshire3·0
Lichfield7·6
Newcastle under Lyme5·5
South Staffordshire6·9
Stafford21·7
Staffs, Moorlands22·6
Stoke-on-Trent3·6
Tamworth0·0
Suffolk
Babergh5·8
Forest Heath17·5
Ipswich9·8
Mid Suffolk11·4
St. Edmundsbury16·0
Suffolk Coastal39·1
Waveney7·8
Increases in local rates and county precepts 1988–89
Percentage
Surrey
Elmbridge2·5
Epsom and Ewell10·8
Guildford0·0
Mole Valley6·2
Reigate and Banstead7·4
Runnymede-14·6
Spelthorne-72·9
Surrey Heath10·5
Tandridge4·5
Waverley9·4
Woking11·5
Warwickshire
North Warwickshire4·6
Nuneaton and Bedworth8·4
Rugby1·5
Stratford-on-Avon-1·7
Warwick7·4
West Sussex
Adur7·8
Arun8·4
Chichester7·0
Crawley12·3
Horsham9·0
Mid Sussex17·6
Worthing0·0
Wiltshire
Kennet7·4
North Wiltshire25·9
Salisbury13·9
Thamesdown-7·4
West Wiltshire41·4