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council tax

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcouncil taxˈcouncil ˌtax noun [singular, uncountable] British English  a tax which every home in Britain has to pay to local government, based on the area and the value of the house, flat etc
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council taxIn Tower Hamlets, for example, a 1 percent. spending increase will mean an 11 percent. rise in council tax.This year's two community charges come to £656, while this year's council tax bill will amount to £517.On the other hand, the council tax is also a bit-of-a-poll-tax.They also got a new source of money, the council tax, to replace Mrs Thatcher's hated poll tax.We can test the fairness of the council tax by looking at the bill that the Secretary of State himself will face.He also wanted to scrap the council tax discount offered to second-home owners.Like the poll tax, the council tax would also take account of the number of adults in each household.So all you people out there-make sure you pay your council tax.
From Longman Business Dictionarycouncil taxˈcouncil tax [countable, uncountable]TAX in Britain, a tax paid to your local government authority that depends on the value of the house or apartment that you live in tax
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