HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c395W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether residents of Anchor housing and other sheltered housing schemes will be eligible for the further transitional relief under the provisions announced last week; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Portillo

We estimate that more than 4 million additional people will receive transitional relief next year as a result of our proposals. Whether an individual qualifies and by how much will depend on the assumed rates bill, the assumed for actual community charges and the number of chargepayers who were resident in the property on 31 March 1990. Those relatively few people in sheltered housing schemes who do not qualify for transitional relief may of course be entitled to community charge benefit.

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