community charge


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community charge

(formerly in Britain) a flat-rate charge paid by each adult in a community to their local authority in place of rates
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In a 22-minute statement to the House Of Commons, Mr Heseltine said: "In spite of the comprehensive system of income-related rebates and the reduction scheme we devised, the public have not been persuaded that the community charge is fair.
There was nothing wrong with the community charge except perhaps it was pushed too suddenly on to an ignorant populous hostile to the Thatcher era.
JUST received my new community charges for 2011 to 2012.
In 1988 Sharon was offered a community charge nurse post covering Blyth Valley and then the Wansbeck area, and went on to become a nurse team leader managing the learning disability nursing teams in south east Northumberland.
The Tories also took voters for fools by calling the Bedroom Tax a spare room subsidy and the poll tax a community charge.
I'M very disappointed the Scottish Government have voted not to pursue community charge debts.
Since they were likely to be vocal in their opposition, he thought it important that means should be found to introduce the community charge on a gradual basis.
I KNOW we pay the community charge and shouldn't have to pay to have garden waste removed, but perhaps it's to do with the fact that Brum is in serious financial trouble and this modest charge (it works out at one pint of beer a month
still give such landlords discounted rates for community charge, whilst expecting neighbouring properties to pay in full when they house far fewer occupants.
So, heavily perspiring, they scrapped the rates and demanded the right to give us the community charge a year earlier than the English.
Her insistence on introducing the community charge was misguided.
Just as Margaret Thatcher fought a losing battle to stop the community charge being called the "poll tax" so this Government is losing the battle to stop "bedroom tax" entering the lexicon.

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