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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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But the Local Government Association has warned many councils are now beyond the point where rising council tax income can plug their funding gaps.
But the Local Government Association has warned that many councils are now beyond the point where rising council tax income can plug their funding gaps.
In March this year, Birmingham City Council was owed a total of PS115.6 million in outstanding council tax.
Another scam aims to convince people their property is in thewrong council tax bandand suggests fixing the problem - for a [pounds sterling]150 fee.
New figures from the agency have revealed that around 400 people in our region are now paying less, after challenging their council tax band between April last year and March this year.
In the document, the party said it would "endeavour to keep the council tax as low as possible".
Then he tries to link uncollected council tax with council tax increases.
Sixteen people in the Vale of Glamorgan have been imprisoned for not paying council tax in the past five years, it has been revealed.
Earlier this year, we reported thatcash-strapped councils were upping the monthly council tax billfor residents in an attempt to make savings to maintain services.
Despite continuing to transform and modernise this service - it faces growing pressures and demands and we believe that an extra 0.8% increase on council tax will be one way of helping."

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