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Single person discount
If you're the only adult aged 18 or over living in your home, you can claim a single person discount of 25%.
We are carrying out a full review of our Council Tax single person discounts, increasing our efforts to identify fraudulent behaviour.
In the city, there are currently around 40,000 Council Tax payers that are receiving a 25% single person discount. Using intelligent data matching, we are comparing records to check the validity of the discounts awarded.
Residents found to be receiving a discount they are not entitled to will have the discount stopped and backdated as far as the evidence supports. We can impose a civil penalty or in serious cases, prosecute those found to be cheating the system.
I have received a review letter about my single person discount
If you receive a single person discount review letter, please tell us your current circumstances so that we can update our records.
The quickest and easiest way to complete your review is online. You will need your unique PIN number, Council Tax account number and postcode. You can find this information on the letter we have sent you.