What should you do now?
Please confirm your current details by clicking on the Single Person's Discount Review link above. To access your form you will need to enter your unique PIN number. You can find this PIN number on the letter we have sent to you. If you have any questions regarding the form or require further information click on the link below to access the frequently asked questions page.
More about the Single Person's Discount review
Selby District Council is continuing to review discounts which will help identify fraudulent claims among Council Tax payers who are attempting to cheat the system.
Each year local authorities nationwide receive a high volume of applications for Single person's discount. 12,847 properties in the Selby district currently receive the discount of 25%, out of a total of 41,536 properties. Sadly, some of these applications are not genuine and just like benefit cheats; these people are claiming reductions in their bills falsely. Legislation exists which allows Council Tax cheats to be prosecuted in the same way that benefit cheats are; through the court system and made to pay back the money they owe.
Checks will be made to ensure everyone who claims the discount is genuine. However, occasionally circumstances may not be so easy to explain. To help in these situations we have included the most frequently asked questions that can arise throughout this review period.