New Technology

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Delivered in partnership across all Essex Local Authorities

New data matching will enable us to identify who is incorrectly claiming Council Tax discounts and exemptions and where they live.

With the introduction of advanced new software, we are able to share and analyse data across the whole of Essex. By using the results of an extensive data matching exercise, we can identify cases where reductions, discounts and exemptions have been incorrectly or fraudulently claimed.

Check your details before you get caught out…

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Chelmsford City Council

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Basildon Council Logo

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Braintree District Council Logo

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Brentwood Logo

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Castlepoint Logo

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Chelmsford City Council Logo

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Colchester Logo

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Epping Forest District Logo

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or call 01992 564000 to update your details

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Harlow Council Logo

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Maldon District Council Logo

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Rochford District Council Logo

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Southend-on-Sea Borough Logo

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or call 01702 215001 to update your details

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Tendering District Council Logo

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or call 01255 686868 to update your details

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Thurrock Council Logo

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or call 01375 413820 to update your details

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Uttlesford District Council Logo

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or call 01799 510510 to update your details

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We know if…

You used to be a student but are now in work.

You used to be a student but are now in work.

Our data matching and comparison software can determine whether you are falsely claiming student status.

You have had other people move in with you.

You have had other people move in with you.

New technology allows us to identify the number of people living at a particular address.

Your income has changed.

Your income has changed.

We can gain access to a variety of data that informs us if your household income has altered.

You have just moved house.

You have just moved house.

The new software can detect whether you have moved home without setting up your Council Tax account and help us to pinpoint your location.

Please note – ultimately it will still be your responsibility to tell your Council of any change in your circumstances.

Up to £10 million of Council Tax is lost a year in Essex

£10 million in council tax is lost every year in Essex
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Exemptions and discounts

New technology is coming
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The consequences of not paying can be severe

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If you require further information or have any questions about your council tax please contact your local authority or email

Delivered in partnership across all Essex Local Authorities