Definition of sliding scale in English:

sliding scale

noun

  • A scale of fees, taxes, wages, etc. that varies in accordance with the variation of a particular standard.

    ‘the winners are paid on a sliding scale according to how many previous meetings they have ridden at’
    • ‘It's a sliding scale which varies according to the individual's level of trust in God.’
    • ‘Nationals are taxed on a sliding scale with a maximum taxable rate of 25 per cent.’
    • ‘He proposed that the system be made solvent by reducing benefits on a sliding scale, according to income.’
    • ‘This tax will be calculated on a sliding scale to a maximum of 6 per cent, but properties valued at up to €85,000 are exempt.’
    • ‘The rate applies on a sliding scale and ranges from 7.65 per cent to 34 per cent.’
    • ‘There are no entry charges, and exit charges are applied on a sliding scale from 5 per cent of the fund value in year one to zero per cent in year six.’
    • ‘For private sales a transfer tax is imposed on a sliding scale.’
    • ‘But there is an exit charge based on a sliding scale of five per cent in year one down to zero in year six.’
    • ‘It charges corporate income tax on a sliding scale, dependent upon a company's in-state sales.’
    • ‘Capital gains tax is paid on a sliding scale up to 33 per cent.’
    • ‘This money could be used as a government match, on a sliding scale, to encourage all Americans to set up private accounts.’
    • ‘However, they may still charge a sliding scale early encashment penalty.’
    • ‘In 1975, Ireland had a sliding scale scheme for tax and royalties on oil and gas discovered in Irish waters.’
    • ‘Each of the 12 units qualifies for double rent allowance and rates remission on a sliding scale.’
    • ‘He believes what's needed is a sliding scale of road pricing with charges varying according to journey times.’
    • ‘Entry charges have been dropped in favour of exit penalties, which are applied on a sliding scale from 5 per cent in year one down to zero in year five.’
    • ‘Maybe an insurance premium based on a sliding scale of item value, which could be refunded if the transaction is successful would be best.’
    • ‘Transfer tax is imposed on a sliding scale for private transfers and usually works out at 7.5 per cent.’
    • ‘The nursery and crèche will be available to children of all staff members on a sliding scale, according to income.’
    • ‘The new BIK rules will operate on a sliding scale from 30 per cent to 6 per cent.’

Pronunciation:

sliding scale

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