Single Person Discount Review
Council Tax payers in Flintshire who receive a 25 per cent reduction on their
bill as single occupancy residents will soon be checked to make sure the
reductions are correct. This is a regular exercise, with a similar review last
carried out during 2014.
Datatank Ltd, a leading service provider who specialise in these reviews, will
be working with the Council to confirm the discount for genuine claimants and
to identify people who are claiming a discount on their Council Tax when they
are not entitled to it.
Where incorrect claims are identified the Council will be ending the claims and
seeking to reclaim the discount from an appropriate date.
At present, over 21,600 residents – nearly one in three households – claim the
single person discount and while the vast majority of these residents are
claiming the discount correctly, there may be cases where the Council have not
been informed about a change in household occupancy, which affects the
reduction, or a false claim has deliberately been made.
Any taxpayers currently receiving a discount that they feel may not be correct
are urged to contact the Council Tax service straight away on (01352) 704848
before the full review begins in late August.