Single person review

Aberdeenshire Council is about to undertake a review of customers currently in receipt of single person discount on their Council Tax.

More than 22,000 customers will be included and all current entitlements will be checked and verified, to ensure only those entitled to a discount receive it.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Head of Finance, Alan Wood, said: “This is one of a number of initiatives routinely undertaken by the council to ensure only those entitled to Council Tax reductions are receiving them.

“Work such as this helps make sure the local tax system is working fairly and money which should be collected for the public benefit is collected.

“If any of our customers think they are not paying the correct council tax, they should contact us for advice.”

details of properties where single person discount is being claimed will be compared against information held on other databases, to check if there appears to be more than one person living at any address.