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Rate Increases

Volume 131: debated on Friday 15 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if, pursuant to the answer given by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the hon. Member for Southampton, Itchen (Mr. Chope), on 13 April, Official Report, column 127, he will explain how the figure for local rate increases is made up; and if he will list in ascending order by class of authority the local rate poundages for all counties, boroughs and districts in England.

The local rate for a district or borough is made up from the rate charged by the district itself together with the average of parish precepts and special district expenses and precepts charged by certain other specialised bodies such as waste disposal authorities. It does not include the precepts charged by higher tier authorities, that is, county councils in the shires, police, fire and civil defence and transport authorities in metropolitan areas and London, and the Inner London education authority. A ranked list of the available information on local rates poundages in 1988–89 for districts and boroughs and precepts for county councils by class of authority is as follows.

Shire County Precepts 1988–89
P
Hereford & Worcester185·0
Norfolk190·9
Kent192·0
West Sussex192·0
Berkshire193·6
Shropshire200·0
Hampshire200·3
Surrey202·7
Dorset203·0
Lincolnshire204·0
Suffolk204·0
Cornwall207·7
Devon209·8
Staffordshire215·0
Cambridgeshire216·0
North Yorkshire217·0
East Sussex217·1
Gloucestershire217·3
Wiltshire219·3
Leicestershire221·2
Somerset224·0
Warwickshire227·1
Isle of Wight227·2
Buckinghamshire227·7
Northamptonshire229·0
Cheshire232·0
Lancashire234·0
Essex235·0
Oxfordshire238·6
Hertfordshire240·4
Northumberland1244·5
Durham246·0
Bedfordshire246·4
Avon246·5
Nottinghamshire253·0
Cumbria260·0
Humberside261·0
Cleveland282·0
Derbyshire297·5
1 includes Northumbria Police Authority precept
London boroughs local rates 1988–89
P
City of London67·1
Inner London
Kensington and Chelsea4·2
Wandsworth36·1
Westminster51·0
Islington89·7
Lambeth92·3
Southwark101·0
Camden117·0
Tower Hamlets123·2
Lewisham131·8
Hammersmith and Fulham133·3
Hackney134·7
Greenwich136·0
P
Outer London
Redbridge130·8
Croydon136·9
Bromley140·9
Merton151·0
Havering157·4
Ealing167·0
Bexley168·3
Kingston-upon-Thames169·4
Harrow173·4
Barnet177·6
Sutton178·9
Richmond-upon-Thames180·0
Barking and Dagenham181·4
Enfield185·9
Hillingdon190·7
Waltham Forest199·1
Haringey214·7
Hounslow221·1
Brent249·0
Newham259·7
Metropolitan districts local rates 1988–89
P
Solihull170·7
Trafford201·2
Stockport209·6
Dudley211·0
Leeds212·1
Sefton217·8
Wolverhampton218·3
Bolton218·8
Sandwell219·6
Birmingham220·3
Oldham239·0
Walsall239·5
Wirral242·7
Bury244·7
Coventry250·6
St. Helens253·2
Gateshead254·6
South Tyneside254·6
Salford257·6
Barnsley261·1
Wakefield262·3
Kirklees263·0
Rotherham263·7
Doncaster264·5
Sunderland264·6
Knowsley265·9
Liverpool268·2
Tameside268·5
Newcastle-upon-Tyne270·0
Wigan270·2
Bradford277·6
Rochdale281·6
Calderdale283·9
Manchester285·6
North Tyneside289·8
Sheffield290·4
Shire Districts local rates 1988–89
P
Spelthorne4·2
Hove4·9
Melton5·8
Bath7·0
Gillingham7·0
Vale of White Horse9·2
Basingstoke and Deane9·7
Rochester on Medway10·2
Slough10·3
Cherwell11·9
P
East Northampton12·2
Wansdyke12·4
Aylesbury Vale12·7
South Northampton13·0
Salisbury13·0
East Cambridgeshire13·5
South Cambridgeshire14·1
Purbeck14·3
Bracknell14·8
York14·8
Newbury15·1
Wycombe15·6
Hereford15·8
West Dorset15·9
Exeter16·0
Windsor and Maidenhead16·1
Huntingdonshire16·1
South Buckinghamshire16·4
South Herefordshire16·4
Kingswood16·5
Tewkesbury16·7
West Oxfordshire16·7
Colchester16·8
South Oxfordshire16·9
Runnymede17·0
North Dorset17·1
Tandridge17·6
Charnwood18·2
North Norfolk18·5
Bridgnorth18·6
South Kesteven18·7
St. Edmundsbury18·7
Brentwood18·9
Maldon18·9
Cotswold18·9
Hinckley and Bosworth18·9
Poole19·0
Castle Point19·0
Wellingborough19·0
Taunton Deane19·0
Tamworth19·0
Local rates 1988–89
P
East Devon19·1
Blaby19·3
South Shropshire19·4
South Lakeland19·5
Forest Heath19·5
Chelmsford19·6
Cheltenham19·7
Rutland19·9
Mendip19·9
Chiltern20·1
Chichester20·1
Bromsgrove20·2
Stafford20·2
Breckland20·6
Guildford20·6
Kennet20·6
Surrey Heath20·7
South Staffordshire20·8
Teesdale20·9
Southend on Sea21·0
Dacorum21·0
Broadland21·0
Fenland21·1
Stratford-on-Avon21·2
Erewash21·3
Plymouth21·5
Maidstone21·5
Oadby and Wigston21·5
Christchurch21·6
Uttlesford21·6
Test Valley21·6
P
West Somerset21·6
Macclesfield21·8
Gloucester22·0
Boston22·0
South Norfolk22·2
Kings Lynn/West Norfolk22·2
Broxbourne22·3
North Bedfordshire22·4
Epping Forest22·5
Ryedale22·5
Worthing22·5
Lichfield22·6
Wokingham22·7
Restormel22·7
Eden22·7
Lewes22·8
Sedgemoor22·9
Mole Valley22·9
Horsham22·9
Weymouth and Portland23·0
Braintree23·0
Babergh23·0
East Staffordshire23·2
Cambridge23·5
Rother23·5
Eastleigh23·5
Gosport23·5
Mid Bedfordshire23·8
Caradon23·8
Alnwick23·8
Havant24·1
Berwick-upon-Tweed24·2
South Somerset24·2
North Shropshire24·5
Kettering24·6
Northavon24·7
Ashford24·7
Amber Valley24·8
Derby25·0
Bournemouth25·0
Tendring25·0
Forest of Dean25·0
Rushmoor25·0
Glanford25·0
Wyre25·0
Broxtowe25·0
Mid Devon25·1
Craven25·1
Dover25·2
Warwick25·2
West Devon25·3
Leominster25·3
Wavenley25·3
Hambleton25·4
Elmbridge25·4
Dartford25·5
Corby25·5
South Hams25·6
Daventry25·6
North Cornwall25·7
West Wiltshire25·8
East Hertfordshire25·9
Copeland26·0
Hastings26·0
Southampton26·0
Allerdale26·1
Winchester26·2
Holderness26·2
Mid Suffolk26·2
South Derbyshire26·3
Gravesham26·3
Shrewsbury and Atcham26·3
Rugby26·3
Rochford26·5
St. Albans26·5
Arun26·5
Luton26·6
P
Eastbourne26·6
Waverley26·6
Teignbridge26·7
East Dorset26·7
Penwith26·8
Tunbridge Wells26·8
North Kesteven26·8
Woodspring26·9
North Devon26·9
East Hampshire26·9
Lancaster27·0
Gedling27·2
Carrick27·3
Torridge27·3
Wealden27·3
Medina27·3
South Holland27·4
Tynedale27·4
South Bedfordshire17·7
Richmondshire27·7
Congleton27·8
Rushcliffe27·8
Reading28·0
Fareham28·0
East Lindsey28·1
Harhorough28·2
West Lancashire28·6
North Hertfordshire28·7
Canterbury28·7
Three Rivers28·9
Great Grimsby29·0
Nottingham29·0
Stoke-on-Trent29·0
Woking29·0
Derbyshire Dales29·1
Sevenoaks29·1
Reigate and Banstead29·1
Swale29·2
South Ribble29·2
New Forest29·3
Milton Keynes29·6
Chester29·6
Kerrier29·6
Beverley29·7
Fylde29·7
Cannock Chase29·9
Brighton30·0
Portsmouth30·0
Staffordshire Moorlands30·0
Chorley30·1
Worcester30·2
Wychavon30·3
Newcastle under Lyme30·3
Stroud30·4
Malvern Hills30·4
Great Yarmouth30·5
Oswestry30·5
Carlisle30·8
Watford30·9
Lincoln31·0
Hertsmere31·1
Selby31·2
Newark and Sherwood31·3
Ellesmere and Neston31·5
Vale Royal31·5
West Lindsey31·7
Scarborough31·8
Tonbridge and Malling31·9
Middlesbrough32·2
Ribble Valley32·7
Thanet32·8
North Wiltshire33·0
Mid Sussex33·1
Ashfield33·2
Halton33·5
Castle Morpeth33·5
Boothferry33·8
P
Crewe and Nantwich33·9
Epsom and Ewell33·9
Torbay34·5
Northampton34·6
Chesterfield34·7
South Wight34·9
Warrington35·1
Barrow in Furness35·2
North West Leicester35·7
High Peak35·8
Cleethorpes35·8
Mansfield36·0
Hart36·3
Redditch36·5
Suffolk Coastal36·6
Peterborough37·0
Stockton on Tees37·2
Shepway37·3
Wyre Forest37·4
Welwyn Hatfield38·5
Blackpool38·5
Hartlepool40·0
Harrogate40·1
The Wrekin40·2
Ipswich40·5
Stevenage41·3
Oxford41·6
Bassetlaw43·2
Chester le Street43·8
Hyndburn43·9
Nuneaton and Bedworth44·1
Scunthorpe45·0
Preston45·1
Norwich45·5
East Yorkshire46·0
North East Derbyshire46·2
North Warwickshire46·3
Thurrock46·9
Kingston-upon-Hull47·0
Blackburn47·0
Adur47·3
Bristol47·4
Crawley48·0
Langbaurgh-on-Tees48·4
Durham49·0
Basildon49·7
P
Bolsover50·2
Thamesdown51·1
Pendle51·5
Leicester52·3
Blyth Valley54·0
Rossendale54·2
Easington55·5
Wansbeck58·0
Darlington62·2
Burnley63·0
Derwentside64·3
Sedgefield66·6
Wear Valley66·7
Harlow92·9