Single Occupancy Discount review

Single Occupancy Discount reviews

Planned maintenance to the Planning Portal

Due to an upgrade to the Planning Portal between 9am and midday on Saturday 21 October, customers will be unable to view documents on the site during this time.

Each year we receive lots of applications for Single Occupancy Discount relating to council tax bills.

Some applications are not genuine and some people attempt to cheat the system or fraudulently claim a reduction, so we undertake regular reviews to make sure our council tax records are up to date.

We check which customers are genuine and entitled to a discount. Our checks include a declaration form which you complete to tell us about the people living at your address.

Laws exist which allow us to:

  • prosecute council tax cheats through the court system
  • make fraudulent claimants pay back the money they owe

Review outcomes

Your discounts will continue if:

  • you complete the declaration
  • you still qualify

Your discount will be stopped if:

  • you fail to complete the declaration
  • you no longer qualify

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