People in Exeter who are receiving a single person’s discount on their council tax but shouldn’t be are being urged to let us about their change in circumstances.
Those who receive a 25 per cent reduction on their bill as single occupancy residents will soon be checked to make sure that the reductions are correct.
The checks form part of our measures to prevent and detect fraud and protect the public purse.
Capita Local Government has been appointed to carry out a comprehensive review of 15,000 single person discounts. They will work with Equifax, the credit reference agency, to identify those residents who are not entitled to the discount.
Any taxpayers currently receiving a discount which they feel may not be correct should contact us on 01392 265635 before the full review begins later this month.