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Council tax discounts

Single Person Discount Review

Single Person Discount eligibility is dependent on the nature of your occupation at an address.

  • an adult occupant, aged 18 or over, may be eligible if the property is their main residence where they keep the majority of their possessions

  • in the case of couples the marital home would be considered to be the sole or main residence even if one of the partners lives or works elsewhere, and therefore Single Occupancy Discount would not be available

  • you cannot claim Single Occupancy Discount at any second (or further) property owned in addition to a main residence

What should you do now?

Please confirm your current details on the Single Person's Discount Review.

To access your form you will need to enter your unique PIN number (which you can find on the letter we have sent to you). 

If you have any questions regarding the form or require further information, please look at the frequently asked questions page.

More about the Single Person's Discount review

The London Borough of Sutton 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. 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.