I mean, only in the sense your council tax is 'permission to live in your house'. There's a reason it's called 'rates', just as the predecessor to council tax was.
Yeah , I get what it is . Its the amount I find surprising. If my council tax was £50,000 I'd be struggling.
I guess presently our Council tax is subsided by these extortionate business rates , so as the high street inevitably shuts down , in no small part due to this , our council tax will have to go up , as every council in the country is always pleading poverty .