Rating Reform

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th February 1988.

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Photo of Mr Michael Alison Mr Michael Alison , Selby 12:00 am, 29th February 1988

Yes. There is no question but that the community charge will be paid. At present, under the existing rating system, clergy are internally exempted, in that the Church Commissioners pay the rates. Under the community charge, the likelihood is that it will be paid direct on their behalf.