poor rates

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Noun1.poor rates - a local tax for the relief of the poor
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
rates - a local tax on property (usually used in the plural)
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Garth; but he meant to make the sum complete with another sixty, and with a view to this, he had kept twenty pounds in his own pocket as a sort of seed-corn, which, planted by judgment, and watered by luck, might yield more than threefold--a very poor rate of multiplication when the field is a young gentleman's infinite soul, with all the numerals at command.
But they usually take a wodge of commission on top of poor rates. The only exception is if you bought euros from a bureau and it had a buy back guarantee.
The Financial Conduct Authority revealed accounts from 32 providers paying poor rates of interest to long-standing customers after findings at the start of the year showed PS160 billion of funds were earning the same or less than the 0.5 per cent Bank of England base rate.
Hamptons Mortgages said that by failing to pay attention to the fine print, policyholders run the risk of being lumbered with extended early redemption penalties and a commitment to stay on poor rates for a fixed period.
Fifteen persons were summoned at the county petty sessions for neglecting to pay portions of the poor rates for their respective parishes.
His chapter on "Self-Reliance" is painfully amusing, as one witnesses the early Victorians espousing that doctrine, useful only to the degree that it kept the poor rates down.
Previous figures have shown Knowsley is the second most deprived area in the country, with poor rates of dental care.
Some researchers think, however, that the design of the laboratory studies is responsible for the poor rates of lie detection.
The pilots - represented by the National Union of Airlines Pilots (SNPL) - had planned to hold a four-day strike from 1 to 4 November 2002 to protest against poor rates of pay.
Belle Vue lost racing manager Lee McAlpine in April, and Spelman's departure follows on from that last week of Catford assistant racing manager Stuart Netting, who was outspoken in his condemnation of the poor rates of pay in the industry.
The ongoing support of middle-aged and younger people is clearly threatened by the woefully poor rates of return the program now offers.