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rate-capping Line breaks: rate-capping

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Definition of rate-capping in English:


[mass noun]
(Formerly in the UK) the imposition of an upper limit on the rates leviable by a local authority.
Example sentences
  • Mr Collins said rate-capping was not the answer and in the long run Government would have to fundamentally rethink the way it funded local authorities but in the meantime it would have to tackle unacceptably high increases of recent years.
  • The enterprises that display a more-or-less permanent natural monopoly must be subject to price controls involving price caps (or rate-capping), popularly referred to as CPI - x, where CPI is the consumer price index.
  • And with councils who raised their council tax by more than five per cent facing the risk of rate-capping, he warned the authority would be forced to make cuts in services.


Pronunciation: /ˈreɪtkap/
Example sentences
  • Raising council tax would help to plug this shortfall - but if the tax were to go up by anything over five per cent, the council would face being rate-capped, Mr Wiles said.
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