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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The rich loved it, because someone living in a Grade II listed mansion paid the same Community Charge as someone living in a cramped one-bedroom flat.
But Sir John said he was not abandoning her style, writing: "I do not think we could defend a situation in which some people were paying more in community charge than in income tax.
We have a right to know how the community charge may be affected if the whole project results in a net loss.
After all none of the thousands of students who occupy hundreds of these family homes here pay community charge.
So yes, Alex Salmond is right to argue on this page that there is a democratic deficit, a disconnect, when a party with only 10 MPs can impose such a rotten and inept tax as the Community Charge.
1 TELL your bank and contact the council and ask for a statement on your community charge as you could be in line for a refund.
One tax which varies spatially, and which may therefore influence voters differentially depending on where they live, is the community charge (widely known as the |poll tax') which was introduced in 1990 (1989 in Scotland) and is scheduled to be discontinued in 1993 because of its great unpopularity with the electorate.
Other sources of shortfall have been lower-than-expected payments of the community charge and social security receipts.
We are suffering appalling cuts in services and increased community charge.
I know of so many people locally who have had major renovation work carried out to their homes, have received new central heating systems, pay no community charge and drive around in vehicles that are paid for under the government's mobility scheme, and yet have not worked a day in their lives.
The Poll Tax - or Community Charge - replaced the rates system based on house values with a flat-rate tax.

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