HC Deb 16 March 1992 vol 205 c853W
Mr. Burt

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what assessment he has made of the effect on businesses in Greater Manchester of the introduction of the uniform business rate.

Mr. Key

[holding answer 13 March 1992]: The table shows the average change, between 1989–90 and 1990–91, in non-domestic rates bills in Greater Manchester flowing from the introduction of the uniform business rate and the 1990 revaluation, but taking no account of the transitional arrangements.

District Average effect on rates bills per cent.
Bolton -8
Bury -19
Manchester -38
Oldham -34
Rochdale -35
Salford -36
Stockport -18
Tameside -34
Trafford -14
Wigan -39