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council taxnoun [C or U]

uk   us  
GOVERNMENT, TAX in the UK, an ​amount of ​money that ​peopleliving in a particular town, city, or ​area must ​pay every ​year for ​publicservices such as ​collectingwaste, ​repairing roads, etc. The ​amount of ​moneypeoplepay depends on the ​value of the ​house or ​apartment they ​live in: She was ​ordered to appear in ​court for ​non-payment of ​counciltax. Council ​taxes in the two ​districts are set to ​soar next ​year.council tax rise/increase/freeze A ​counciltaxfreeze could ​damage basic ​services.pay/raise/reduce council tax Local ​authorities face a hard ​choice - either ​cutservices or ​raisecounciltax. an above-inflation increase/​rise in ​counciltax
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