HC Deb 29 June 1984 vol 62 c551W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what allowance is made in determining Liverpool's rate support grant for the antiquity of the rating valuation assessments currently in force.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

The basis for calculating each local authority's rate income for the purpose of determining their block grant entitlement is the rateable value certified by the district valuer for the 1 April preceding the grant year. This arrangement is agreed with the local authority associations, and it would not be appropriate to make exceptions for individual authorities.