The provision of a council tax discount for one adult living in a property with no other adults, known as single person discount, is constantly under threat and viewed as a target for fraudsters.
Local authorities are responsible for the provision of this, alongside an extensive range of of other essential public services to citizens.
Often delivered through complex and wide-reaching systems, these can be seen as targets for fraudsters, undermining our fairer society by depriving those with a genuine entitlement to these services.
To help local authorities identify incorrectly awarded single person discounts they need to have access to an accurate and comprehensive view of the household of those in receipt of single person discounts.
The Annual Fraud Indicator 2017 estimates fraudulent single person discounts cost councils and taxpayers £60 million a year.