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1981 Budget: Proposals and discussion papers led by Anne Bulloch within the Economic Section of CRD under the direction of Alan Howarth, Director, for submission to the Chancellor, Geoffrey Howe prior to the 1981 Budget, Nov 1980-Feb 1981

CRD 4/4/11

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Correspondents include:-
  1. Baldwin, Barry
  2. Bellairs, Charles
  3. Britto, Keith
  4. Bulloch, Anne
  5. Clayton-Browne, Robbie
  6. Howarth, Alan, Director, Conservative Research Department
  7. Lilley, Peter
  8. Mockler, Christopher
  9. Norton, Richard
  10. Rouse, Lynda
  11. Vinson, Nigel, Centre for Policy Studies
Subjects covered:-
  1. Unemployment benefit for school-leavers
  2. Removal of child benefit for the well-off
  3. Mortgage relief
  4. Reduction in Corporation Tax
  5. Proposed excise tax on North Sea Oil profits
  6. Classification of agricultural rent as ‘unearned income’
  7. Monetary Policy
  8. Tax allowances for the blind
  9. Small Businesses
  10. Medium Term Financial Strategy
Papers include:-
  1. ‘Proposals for a Government-backed loan guarantee scheme to facilitate bank lending to smaller businesses’, ND [Author not given]
  2. ‘Potential North Sea tax revenues’, ND [Author not given]
  3. ‘1981 Budget Submisssions – First Discussion Paper’, Anne Bulloch, 19/12/1980
  4. ‘1981 Budget Submissions – Discussion Paper, Second Draft’, Anne Bulloch, 14/01/1981
  5. Transcript of speech, ‘Thatcherism in Practice – A progress report’, by Nigel Lawson MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, to the Zurich Society of Economics, 14/01/1981
  6. Conservative Research Department brief PEC(81)1 ‘Industrial Energy Prices – Question and Answer Brief’, 14/01/1981 [Author: LMR/ST-R]
  7. Report, ‘Actions not words – A pre-Budget Memorandum to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Child Benefits’, by Ruth Lister, Child Poverty Action Group, Jan 1981
  8. Conservative Research Department report [21pp], ‘Budget Submissions 1981’, ND [Author: Anne Bulloch?]
  9. Report, ‘Ten Policy Questions about the Medium Term Financial Strategy’, Peter Lilley, Conservative Research Department, 04/02/1981


  • Nov 1980-Feb 1981


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CRD 4/4/11

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