To make sure that all households pay the correct level of Council Tax, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is in the process of carrying out a review of those receiving a single person discount. The review is being done with the assistance of Capita Local Government Services.
Council Tax bills are calculated on the assumption that two or more adults (people over the age of 18) are resident in the property. If only one adult occupies a property, then they are entitled to a 25 per cent single person discount on their Council Tax.
The review is being undertaken because the council is committed to maintaining as low a Council Tax as possible for all its residents and therefore wishes to ensure that customers only receive discounts they are entitled to.
Anyone currently receiving a 25 per cent single person discount whose circumstances have changed should contact the council on 01892 526121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The council will be using a combination of postal review, telephone interviews and data matching against credit reference agencies as part of the exercise.