The full Council Tax bill is based on having two adults living in a property. The bill is not increased if there are more than two adults living there, but can be reduced if there is only one.
If only one adult lives in a property, the bill is reduced by 25 per cent. Please complete the single person occupier discount application form to claim.
When looking at the number of adults living in a property, certain people are not counted (disregarded). If people in a property are disregarded, a 25 per cent or even a 50 per cent discount can be granted even if more than one person lives there.
We are writing to Coventry householders over the next few weeks who are currently receiving the 25 per cent single person discount on their council tax bill.
The letter explains that we will be reviewing these accounts and this will mean that the Council will be working with credit reference agencies.
As part of the process we will match data against external databases, including credit reference data, to ensure that council tax records are current and accurate and to guard against fraud.
If you need to tell us that your circumstances have changed and that you are no longer eligible to receive a discount then please visit www.coventry.gov.uk/counciltaxcanceldiscount. You will need your council tax account number which can be found at the top of your council tax bill.