Definition of community charge in English:
(In the UK) a tax, introduced by the Conservative government in 1990 (1989 in Scotland), levied locally on every adult in a community. It was replaced in 1993 by the council tax. Informally called poll tax.
- Our council tax bills are set for their biggest increase since the tax replaced the infamous community charge eleven years ago.
- The council tax, which is despised almost as much as its predecessor the community charge or poll tax, remains, and the inequality of wealth and divisions in society continue at a pace.
- This equates to £148 per household per annum through taxes, National Insurance, community charge, consumer prices, etc.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.