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Cardiff Rating Assessment Committee records

Reference code(s): GB 0214 DRAC

Held at: Glamorgan Archives

Title: Cardiff Rating Assessment Committee records

Short Title: Cardiff Rating Assessment Committee records

Creation date(s): 1926-1950

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.06 cubic metres

Name of creator(s): County Borough of Cardiff Rating Assessment Committee


Administrative/Biographical history: A rate is a levy for local purposes. Compulsary rating had its origin in the 1601 Act for the Relief of the Poor which created a rate system based on a person's ability to pay. However, by 1836 this system had been transformed to one of rating by annual value of a property. The union Assessment Committee Act of 1862 created the appointment of an assessment committee in each union district charged with the supervision of the valuation of all properties in each parish within the union. However, these responsibilities remained permissive and problematic until the passing of the Rating and Valuation Act in 1925, which abolished the 16,000 union rating authorities and replaced them with 1770 new rating authorities across Britain, as well as consolidating the rates and improving the valuation system. These records relate to the County Borough of Cardiff's rating Assessment Committee following the passing of the 1925 Act.


Scope and content/abstract: Cardiff Rating Assessment Committee records comprising of signed minute books, 1926-1950


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Cardiff Rating Assessment Committee records arranged chronologically by record series

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Normal Glamorgan Record conditions apply

Finding aids: Handlist available at the Glamorgan Record Office


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records offered have been accepted and listed

Accruals: Accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Annabel Wickham for the ANW Project; Sources used: Glamorgan Record Office finding aids; Institute of Municipal Treasurers and Accountants, The Rating of Dwelling, History and General Survey, (London, 1958); L.M. Munby, Short Guides to Records, (guides 1-24), (Historical Association, 1994).

Rules or conventions: Description follows Archives Network Wales guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition; AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: January 2006

Local taxation | Wales | Cardiff
Tax assessment | Wales | Cardiff

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Corporate names
Cardiff (Wales) | County Borough Council. | Rating Assessment Committee

Cardiff (Wales)

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