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Local Government Finance

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are his assumptions for low community charge calculations of the level of income of a couple, one of whom is in work and who have no dependent children or other dependants, below which they may be eligible for rebate on their community charge.

The information requested is shown in the table.

Assumed community charge per percent (£)Level of income per week (£)


1. The income figure is the level at which the minimum Community Charge Benefit of 50p a week will be payable for a couple under pension age, one of whom is working, neither of whom is disabled, who have no dependants, and who have savings of less than £3,000.

2. 1990–91 benefit rates have been used.