The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 brought in requirements for the local authority to establish a Housing Revenue Account (HRA) that ring-fenced all housing income and expenditure, and prevented any subsidy to or from any other parts of the Council’s budget.
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I can only identify a handful of the people in the picture so welcome any additional information. 79 of the 99 councillors on Manchester City Council after the May 1994 elections.
Pictures of Neil Kinnock at Cavendish Primary School, West Didsbury, during a visit to Manchester on 31 January 1992 to support Labour candidates.
Hilary Wainwright is a British socialist and feminist, best known for being editor of Red Pepper magazine. She is a researcher and writer on the emergence of new forms of...
Chapter 14 of Manchester 1984 details the sequence of services in Manchester that were subject to competitive tender, and the outcome that all but one of the contracts were won by the in-house bids, the process being spread from 1989 to 1995.
The Community Charge, commonly known as the Poll Tax, was introduced in England in 1990, having been trialled for the previous year in Scotland. It was a fixed rate of local tax, charged per adult to fund local authorities, replacing the previous domestic rates charged per property.
As the title suggests, this chapter mostly covers the conflict, splits and deals between different parts of the Labour Group on the Council and the City Labour Party in the period 1988 to 1992.
Information about what papers have been archived at Manchester Central Library Records Office and how to access them.
Labour lost 9 council seats in the May 1987 local elections. Budget decisions were made for 1987/88 in the optimistic hope that a Labour government would win a general election, but when this was called in June 1987, Thatcher disappointingly won a third term…
Chapter 10, Burnage: Race Related Murder of a School Boy, is now online. The findings of the Macdonald Inquiry into the death of 13 year old Ahmed Iqbal Ullah, after...