Single Person Discount

Councils are losing around £90m of Council Tax each year due to incorrect or fraudulent Single Person Discount (SPD)

It’s easy to understand how people that are receiving a Single Person Discount on their Council Tax forget to inform the council when their circumstances change.

That’s why all local authorities should review their SPD claims regularly.

Our review service, which includes the additional “discounts & exemptions” element, uses market-leading processes to verify and validate entitlements and deter fraudulent claims from reoccurring.

We would expect to reduce your SPD claims by at least 4%: that’s a lot of money saved.

The Single Person Discount Review is part of Liberata’s Income Maximisation service together with our Empty Homes and Business Rates solutions.

For further information or to discuss the service on more detail

A Fully managed service, with system updates available, that reduces SPD fraud and error.

Additional Discounts and Exemptions are a part of the service.

Our review is available on the Government’s G Cloud Framework so it simple and quick to procure.

SPD is removed if there is no entitlement and the review prevents awards “slipping back” onto accounts

Helps to cleanse the Council Tax base.

An average metropolitan authority would see their SPD awards drop by £1m

Featured Case Study

Improving Accuracy of Council Tax Records and Reducing Fraud with Liberata's SPD Review

As a Council we are focused on ensuring that the services delivered are both sustainable and of the highest quality. We are delighted to be working with Liberata to help deliver these services on behalf of our residents and businesses. Liberata stood out with its ability to drive transformational change and improve customer access and digital services.
Richard Baker
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Following a formal process and tender notice, Liberata stood out with its ability to transform our services and improve customer access and digital services. Liberata has demonstrated it can achieve high collection rates across business rates and Council Tax services and benefits by improving processing times. We look forward to working with Liberata to help transform these services for our residents and ensuring we are providing the appropriate levels of support to the most vulnerable in our area.
A spokesperson for Swindon Borough Council
Swindon Borough Council
Eastleigh Borough Council has worked with Liberata for a number of years who undertake the council's empty home reviews, and I must say, their service exceeded all expectations. From start to finish, they demonstrated professionalism, efficiency, and a genuine commitment to addressing this critical issue in our community. Thanks to Liberata, the council has been able to maximise our empty home bonus year on year. This positive impact on our community cannot be overstated.
Kerrie Thomas
Eastleigh Borough Council
The RV Finder service from Liberata has really helped us ensure that our data is as accurate as possible and, when the VOA has processed the outstanding cases, I fully expect to see more than £1,000,000 of additional RV. The “risk and reward” model works well and the Council only has to pay for their success and the service is something that we will use on a regular basis.
Steve King
Leicester City Council
Liberata has been empowered to create a seamless integration with technology to digitally transform the Revenues and Benefits service whilst trying to protect local jobs. The joint strategy has helped to deliver innovative solutions that have exceeded expectations, whilst providing savings to the authority. This surge in digital engagement has helped deliver strong year one outturn with electronic billing and the technology will enable us to show improvements in the benefits speed of processing and in Council Tax processing of moves, discounts and exemptions.
Andy Stevens
Swindon Borough Council