Coactiva and IRRV partner to launch Risk Based Verification for Council Tax

Coactiva, the UK’s leading provider of risk based verification for the public sector, and the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV), are pleased to announce their collaboration on a Risk Based Verification solution for Council Tax.

Coactiva provides creative software and consultancy solutions for businesses, delivering significant cost savings through the application of collaboration, information-sharing and performance improvement. Their leading solution, Intercept RBV, has revolutionised the way Housing and Council Tax Benefit claims are being verified, and with over 50 live sites, their solution is the most widely-used within the UK.

The Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation has been established for over 125 years and is the leading authority in the United Kingdom on the administration of local taxation. Its knowledge on the administration of council tax is unsurpassed and it is ideally placed to provide advice and support on all matters relating to the tax.

The RBV for Council Tax solution enables Revenue departments to:

  • Intelligently verify applications for discount and exemptions so protecting the tax base
  • Alert officers to unreported changes in circumstances using CRA integration
  • Provide an identify check facility for high risk taxpayers
  • Identify taxpayers at greatest risk of defaulting
  • Help proactively drive intelligence led inspection and discount reviews

“We are delighted to be working with the Institute on this new solution for Revenues Departments,” says Ray Fielding, CEO Coactiva Group, “our software and IRRV’s experience and knowledge will help departments throughout the UK to maximise the collection of collectable debt.”

“The Institute supports the development of risk based techniques in the administration of council tax in order to protect the integrity of the levy and the elements which determine liability. It is important that Billing Authorities adopt all measures to reduce the risk at the outset of the levy and ultimately protect the public purse from any potential losses” says David Magor CEO Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation.