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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Their homes will then be sold and any community charge owing will be paid from the sale.
He added: "Around pounds 50 million was owed to Rugby Borough Council at the end of the community charge in March 1993.
Outstanding debts of the now defunct community charge are also dwindling.
Some of her more crass decisions resulted in the community charge, the Falklands War, rising crime figures and an ailing NHS.
I appreciate their concern of course but what about the community charge that doubled under Labour?
If one qualifies for pension credit then you immediately qualify for community charge bene-fit of 100 per cent, Also rent would be paid for you.
Could it be conjectured that this is because of the burden of the increased community charge, plus increased energy charges on those with fixed incomes?
The only way they know of raising money is bang up the community charge. Mine is pounds 100 per month and my pension won't stretch much further.
The poll tax - or Community Charge - sparked huge protests when introduced to Scotland a year before England in 1989.
``We believe that the performance of Liverpool City Council in dramatically improving services to its residents, whilst reducing the real burden of its community charge, will serve as an example to other local authorities and has already provided significant opportunities for Enterprise.''
The replacement for the short-lived and much-hated Community Charge was trumpeted by John Major's Conservative Government as the fairest method of funding local councils.

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