One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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.’
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