We undertake regular reviews to make sure our council tax records are up to date.
- Each year we receive lots of applications for single occupancy discount relating to council tax bills
- some applications are not genuine - some people attempt to cheat the system/fraudulenly claim a reduction
- we check which customers are genuine and entitled to a discount
- our checks include a 'declaration form' which you complete to tells us about the people living at your address
Laws exists which allow us to prosecute council tax cheats through the court system and to make them pay the money they owe.
After our checks:
- your discounts will continue if you complete the declaration and still qualify
- your discount will be stopped if you no longer qualify, or failed to complete the declaration