Council Tax and Business Rates Fraud

Council Tax Fraud

Council tax fraud is when a person deliberately gives incorrect or misleading information in order to pay less or no council tax.
 
Council tax fraud could be when a person claims to be the sole occupant of a household when more than one person lives there, or they might claim to be a student when they are not. It can also be an offence to claim a Single Occupancy Discount for a property that is not you main home.
 

Non Domestic Rates Fraud

Non-domestic rate, or business rate, fraud is when a business avoids paying the correct fees for local services.
A business might avoid paying the costs by not declaring that a business is located at a certain address or falsely applying for exemptions.
 

How to report it:

Any information you give us will be treated in the strictest of confidence. You can report the suspected fraud anonymously but please give as much information as possible to help our investigations. The more information that we have the better the chance we have of stopping it.
 
If you are happy to disclose your contact details then this may help if we need to contact you for more information or to clarify something that you have told us.