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English definition of “council tax”

council tax

noun [C or U]    
GOVERNMENT, TAX in the UK, an amount of money that people living in a particular town , city , or area must pay every year for public services such as collecting waste , repairing roads , etc. The amount of money people pay depends on the value of the house or apartment they live in: She was ordered to appear in court for non-payment of council tax . Council taxes in the two districts are set to soar next year .council tax rise/increase/freeze A council tax freeze could damage basic services .pay/raise/reduce council tax Local authorities face a hard choice - either cut services or raise council tax . an above-inflation increase / rise in council tax
(Definition of council tax noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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