Single person discount review
Report a change in circumstances
We are urging residents who claim a single person discount on their council tax to report any changes in their circumstances ahead of a district-wide review.
Council tax payers across Lichfield District who receive a 25 percent reduction on their bill as single occupancy residents will be checked this June (2020), to make sure their reductions are correct.
The review forms part of the council’s measures to prevent and detect fraud and protect the public purse.
We have appointed Capita Local Government Services to carry out a comprehensive review. They will work with Experian, the credit reference agency, using data-matching technology to identify where people are possibly claiming a discount on their council tax to which they are not entitled.