Uttlesford District Council is currently reviewing the single person 25 per cent Council Tax discounts offered to residents who live alone.
Forms are currently being sent out and any residents who receive one should go to the Council’s website www.uttlesford.gov.uk/spdreview and update their details online.
Anyone without internet access should sign and return their form in the prepaid envelope provided or to the address on the bottom of the letter as soon as possible.
Genuine claimants will still be eligible for a discount but if your circumstances have changed, this could be withdrawn.
The Council is able to prosecute those who claim this discount fraudulently and they will be asked to pay back the money they owe.
Cabinet Member for Finance and Administration, Cllr Robert Chambers said: “If you receive a form, please do not ignore it – make sure you respond straight away.
“If you fail to update your details either online or by post, your discount will be removed and
you will be issued a new bill for your full Council Tax.”
Residents who have any queries should check the Frequently Asked Questions on the council’s website www.uttlesford.gov.uk/spdrinfo or by calling 01799 578090 as the answer may well be there. If not, please call the UConnect Customer Service Centre on 01799 510510.