Case Study: Central Sussex Councils- reducing Single Person Discount fraud.

Each year, over £60 million is claimed fraudulently through Single Person Council Tax Discount across the UK. Experian’s solution has been put together with councils to find cases where Council Tax discounts may be being claimed fraudulently or in error. It returns the results by priority risk category, meaning you can investigate the most likely cases first to save money, use your resources as effectively as possible, increase fraud detection and maximise council tax revenue.

Mid Sussex, Horsham and Adur Councils heard how Experian’s SPD review had saved £220,000 for a neighbouring authority, and contacted Experian to carry out a check.

 

45,090 – council tax records were analysed and segmented

1,237 – cases were identified in the priority risk category 

£422,000 – was recovered to the public purse through cancelled fraudulent discounts

 

Invest to save solution provided an ROI of over 25:1

 

SPD delivers prioritised results, so you can optimise your investigator resource and maximise Council Tax revenue.

Contact your account manager to find out more or call 0844 481 5888