From Rates to the Poll Tax: Local Government Finance in the Thatcher Era

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List of Tables
1.1 Local Government Expenditure in the United Kingdom, 1970-792
1.2 Budgeting is Incremental15
3.1 Government Grants as a Percentage of Relevant Expenditure44
3.2 Need Indicators Used for Grant Distribution47
3.3 The Changing Pattern of Local Finances48
3.4 Use of Balances in Local Budgets49
3.5 Local Authority Capital Expenditure as a Percentage of Total Local Authority Expenditure -- Scotland54
3.6 Scottish Net Capital Expenditure 1980/81-1990/9155
3.7 The Changing Pattern of Council House Finance60
3.8 Housing Expenditure as a Percentage of Total Local Authority Capital Expenditure60
3.9 Housing Capital Allocations61
4.1 Numbers Registered for the Community Charge72
4.2 Cost of Community Charge Registration73
4.3 Local Government Income Sources77
4.4 Net Tax Changes in Strathclyde Districts78
4.5 Percentage of Single-Person Households in Strathclyde Districts79
4.6 Socio-Economic Indicators for Strathclyde Districts81
4.7 Correlations of Socio-Economic Indicators with Tax Change81
4.8 Percentage of Domestic Households in Receipt of Housing Benefits, 1985-8683
4.9 Explanations of School Usage Rates85
4.10 Explanations of Road Usage85
4.11 Explanations of Free School Meal Uptake86
4.12 Budgets and Taxes in Scottish Regions, 1990-9191
4.13 Overspending and Tax Increases, 1990-9191
4.14 Explanations of Tax Change, 1990-9192
4.15 Non-Collection Levels93
4.16 Use of Balances, 1990-9194

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Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • List of Tables v
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Chapter One - the Fiscal and Budgetary Environment 1
  • Chapter Two - the Conservative Agenda 29
  • Chapter Three - the Control of Local Expenditure 38
  • Conclusion 61
  • Chapter Four - the Reform of Local Taxation 63
  • Conclusions 97
  • Chapter Five - the Politics of Efficiency 99
  • Chapter Six - the Limits to Financial Reform 123
  • Conclusions 135
  • References 140
  • Index 149
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