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charge-cap Line breaks: charge-cap

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Definition of charge-cap in English:


[with object] British
(Of a government) subject (a local authority) to an upper limit on the charges it may levy on the public for services: twenty local councils were to be charge-capped by the government for exceeding spending limits
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  • When I asked a councillor why they were closing the centre, he first blamed it on charge-capping.
  • Under the system of domestic rates, councils could be rate capped; the introduction of the community charge led to such terms as charge-capping.
  • Despite their below-inflation budget, the council is to be charge-capped for 1990-91.
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