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council tax

(in Britain) a tax, based on the relative value of property, levied to fund local council services
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48 a year in council taxes - almost the same as a Band B property in Liverpool, which this year is PS1,256.
Mr Hain said, 'The Assembly has given Welsh authorities an average 5% rise in their budgets so that council taxes in Wales should not rise by more than 5% if local authorities act reasonably then, on average, council taxes need rise by no more than pounds 44.
As reported in The Journal on Tuesday, a survey found that average Band D council taxes in the Tony Blair's County Durham constituency top the national league table at pounds 1,293.

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