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Report Council Tax fraud

Council Tax fraud is committed when someone deliberately gives false or misleading information so that they can pay less or no Council Tax. This includes: 

  • claiming to live in a single-person household to get the single person discount when more than one person lives in your household 
  • pretending to be a student to get the student discount, when you are not a student 
  • failing to tell us that you no longer need to claim a Council Tax reduction or discounts.

How to report Council Tax fraud

You can contact us of any concerns you have where you suspect fraud has been committed, by completing our fraud report form.

You are able to report fraud anonymously.

However, in most cases it would be helpful if you could leave your contact details, so that we can contact you for further information should we need it.

If we do need to share information that you’ve provided to us, will we contact you for your consent.

Avoid committing Council Tax fraud 

You can avoid committing fraud by telling us about any changes in your circumstances as soon as they happen.