§ Mr. Chope
The 1986–87 general (business) rate in the city of Liverpool is 308.36p. The domestic rate is 289.86p. Decisions about the local rate for 1987–88 are for the city council. Subject to the enactment of the Local Government Finance Bill in its present form, the joint authorities for police, fire and civil defence and transport must set their precepts within limits requiring cuts on 1986–87 precepts of 3.8 per cent. 5.4 per cent. and 36.5 per cent.