Monday 7 October 2013 12.45pm
I received a letter this morning telling me that Capita are carrying out a review on behalf of Southwark Council
to check entitlement to Single Person Discount on Council Tax.
It informs me that they will be "checking data from other sources, and reviewing details of credit applications made at your address."
I must return the form with 14 days of the letter (dated nearly a week ago) or lose the discount.
Has anyone else received such a letter? I don't object to the council making checks, but the tone and incredibly short deadline (and lack of envelope, so a need to find one and a stamp) borders on bullying and is clearly designed to trick as many as possible into excluding themselves.