National Revival (1783-1793) Reforms

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  • National Revival Reforms
    • Administration
      • The collection of taxes and duties was inefficient.
      • No public confidence in the government.
      • A fifth of all imports were contraband. The East India Company controlled India.
      • Hovering Act
      • Sinking Fund
      • Navy Comptroller
      • Commutation Act
      • Stationary Office
      • Sinecures and Placemen
      • Board of Taxes
      • Treasury Commission of Audit
      • Smuggling became more dangerous and less profitable
      • East India Act clipped the companies wings. Britain had more control
    • Trade
      • Duties on imports were very high
      • Britain was isolated in Europe. America had become independent
      • Exports were declining. India was controlled by the East India Trading Company
      • Eden Treaty
      • East India Act
      • American Trading Rules
      • When revolution broke out, Britain benefitted, as they had the better end of the commercial bargain
      • Concessions of French wine was appreciated by the wealthy
    • Finance
      • Governments debt stood at £238 million. It was difficult to raise the funds needed
      • Bleachers, Printers and Dryers Tax
      • Taxes on Luxury Items
      • Candle Tax
      • Window Tax
      • Coal Tax
      • Increased legitimate consumption of alcohol which meant a higher revenue. It didn't affect the poor too badly!


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