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’
    • ‘Under the system of domestic rates, councils could be rate capped; the introduction of the community charge led to such terms as charge-capping.’
    • ‘When I asked a councillor why they were closing the centre, he first blamed it on charge-capping.’
    • ‘The Environment Minister had actually charge-capped 21 local authorities.’
    • ‘Despite their below-inflation budget, the council is to be charge-capped for 1990-91.’