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Review into single person discount

Created on 06/09/2017 @ 16:47
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A review is to be undertaken into a single person's discount given to people who are sole occupiers of their homes.

Currently, those living alone received a 25 per cent discount on their Council Tax. But Powys County Council said it is reviewing the scheme and will be sending out questionnaires to households as they believe many are abusing the system.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Councillor Aled Davies said; “We know the discount scheme is well regarded and provides vital support for individuals and in the majority of cases is being claimed appropriately.
“However, there are a minority who abuse the system and try to get discount that they are not entitled to by not reporting a change in their circumstances. The review, which will see a letter sent to existing claimants asking them to confirm their current circumstances, will help identify those who are no longer entitled to the discount.”

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