Single person discount review
We are currently undertaking a review of council tax discounts which are in place across the district. We have contacted a selection of council taxpayers who are receiving a single person discount, which entitles residents to a 25 percent discount on their council tax bill if they are the only occupant of a property.
If you have received a letter from us, please confirm your current details by clicking the button below. To access your form you will need to enter your unique PIN number, which you can find on your letter.
If you have any questions regarding the form or require further information, visit our frequently asked questions page.
About the review
While we are aware that most residents are claiming the discount appropriately, there are a minority who are attempting to defraud the system.
These residents may not have reported a change in their circumstances and are receiving the discount when they are no longer entitled to it. The single person discount review is a scheme used to detect those who are claiming a discount that they are no longer eligible for.
The council is dedicated to protecting the public purse and detecting fraud. We take council tax fraud very seriously and are pro-active in confirming all entitlements to discounts.
Checks will be made to ensure everyone who claims the discount is genuine. Occasionally, however, circumstances may not be so easy to explain. To help in these situations we have included the most frequently asked questions that can arise throughout this review period.