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Council Tax: Single Person Discount Review

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is currently embarking upon a review of all residents in receipt of the 25% Single Person Discount on their Council Tax. This discount can be claimed where a dwelling or property has a sole adult occupant who is liable to pay Council Tax.

While we are aware that the majority of our residents will be claiming the discount appropriately, there is unfortunately a minority who are attempting to defraud the system.

In light of this, residents in receipt of Single Person Discount will be sent a letter asking them to confirm their current circumstances. Not only will this be a way of keeping our records up to date, it will also be a way of allowing our residents to notify us if there has been a change in their circumstances. All returned forms will be returned to and handled by a centrally-based local government scanning facility based in Nottingham; they process documents on behalf of many local authorities across the United Kingdom.

This is one of many steps that Great Yarmouth Borough Council is taking to stamp out fraud across the authority.

Please note that if you do not respond to our letter, you will have your Single Person Discount removed and further investigations may be undertaken.

We are dedicated to protecting the public purse and detecting fraud. We take Council Tax fraud very seriously, so we are very proactive in confirming all entitlements to discounts. We would like to thank our residents for their ongoing cooperation throughout this exercise.

How do I complete the Single Person Discount Review online?

Please confirm your current details by completing the:

To access your form you will need to enter your unique PIN number provided on the letter we have sent you.

If you have any questions regarding the form, or require further information, visit the frequently asked questions page.

Data for this review is being collected under our privacy notice for Council Tax.

Last modified on 11 August 2023

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