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Council Tax fraud can occur where a taxpayer:
This may include:
Nationally it is estimated that between 4% and 5% of claims for Discounts and Exemptions are fraudulent with an annual loss of over £133m.
For every penny that is defrauded from the Council (and the taxpayer), this reduces the level of available resources the Council has and therefore the level of services the Council can provide.
If someone commits Council Tax fraud they could be prosecuted or fined and will be required to pay back any fraudulent awards they have received.
Fraud Hotline - 0800 953 0217