Over the next few weeks councils across Dorset, including Borough of Poole, will be carrying out a review of all council tax payers claiming a 25 per cent single person discount on their council tax bill.
The review will involve the councils working with Capita Local Government Services who will be using data supplied from credit reference agencies to check against those currently receiving a 25 per cent discount.
The council is keen to ensure that everyone who is entitled to the single person discount receives it. However, it recognises that taxpayers who claim the discount improperly place an unnecessary burden on other residents and it is undertaking this review to stop this.
Those that claim the discount improperly directly reduce the amount of council tax collected and reduce the funding that can be spent on local services.
If you are claiming this discount properly, there is no need to worry. If you are claiming a discount you are not entitled to, please contact the council immediately to avoid further action being taken.
Details about the single person discount and how to contact your local council can be found here.