New technology will show us exactly who’s responsible, so act now before you’re caught out
Time is running out to ensure your Council Tax is correct. The introduction of advanced new data technology means your Council will soon be able to see who is claiming discounts they are not entitled to and where they are located. If you think you may have been paying incorrectly, now is the time to take action. Find out more about our new technology and how it could affect you.How does this affect me?
I’ve been entitled to Council Tax support in the past but I’ve recently got a better job which has seen my household income increase and I haven’t updated my details.Am I committing fraud?
My boyfriend and I have just moved in together, but as we’re not married, I’m still claiming Single Person Discount.Am I committing fraud?
Recently I’ve moved into a different property. I haven’t had a chance to set up my new Council Tax yet as it’s been a manic few months.Am I committing fraud?
If you are paying the incorrect amount of Council Tax, no matter how insignificant you think your contribution may be, failure to pay could have significant repercussions for your local community. Each year up to £10 million is lost in Essex alone through Council Tax fraud, meaning other services and local people are losing out on vital funding.See how this impacts your community
Failing to pay the correct amount of Council Tax will result in a Court Summons and enforcement action taken against you.All the facts
Certain people may be entitled to claim a Council Tax exemption or discounts; more details can be found on the contact pages including the websites for individual councils.What are the rules?