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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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