Pitt to Peel

Events

Pitt appointed by George III

December 1783

Fast mail service

1784

Increased charges were possible

Pitt asks George to dissolve Parliament to win on clear mandate

March 1784

Sinking fund

1786 - 1793

£1M p.a. secure by 1793

Hovering act

1787

extended duties to 12 miles off shore

Pitt reduces duties on tea so smuggling isn't worth it.

1789

Tea passing through doubled-gave exchequer extra 200000