Checks on single person discounts
Over the next few weeks, we will be carrying out a review of all Council Tax payers who are claiming 25% single person discount.
This review will involve the council working with Capita Local Government Services and Experian, the credit reference agency, using data-matching technology to identify where people are claiming discounts that they may not be entitled to.
The checks form part of the council’s measures to prevent and detect fraud and protect the public purse.
Single person discount is an entitlement that the council is keen to ensure is claimed by taxpayers who are genuinely entitled. However, taxpayers who claim the discount improperly place an unnecessary burden on other residents.
If you have any queries relating to the review please call 0345 302 2311. Lines are open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) and calls are charged at the local rate.