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