Council tax crackdown snares 238 in Welwyn Hatfield

MORE than 200 residents who claimed to live alone have had their council tax discounts revoked, following a crackdown by Welwyn Hatfield Council.

A total of 238 people lost their entitlement to the 25 per cent single person’s rebate following the probe.

They were rumbled after council officers inspected the electoral register and found two people living at their address.

The investigation has generated extra income totalling �87,655, to be divided between the borough council, the county council, the police authority and the many parish councils across Times Territory.

Borough councillor Alan Franey, the executive member for resources, said: “It is important that discounts go to those who are rightfully entitled to them.

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“We have a duty to the public to investigate all claims and act where necessary.”

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