HC Deb 05 May 1994 vol 242 c603W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the maximum council tax chargeable by Liverpool city council; and what provisions exist for raising it.

Mr. Curry

[holding answer 3 May 1994]: Council taxes must be calculated and set in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the relevant secondary legislation. Central Government have no direct control over the rate of council tax charged by an authority: capping constrains an authority's revenue budget rather than council taxes per se.