Reductions for Disabilities

If there is a permanently disabled person living in the dwelling as their main home (not necessarily the council taxpayer) and he/she requires at least one of the following features to meet the needs of their disability, there may be a reduction in the Council Tax payable on the property:-

  • A room (other than a bathroom, kitchen or toilet) used mainly by the disabled person to meet their needs
  • An additional bathroom or kitchen adapted for use by the disabled person
  • Space in the dwelling to allow for the use of a wheelchair

If you are entitled to this reduction, the Council Tax will be reduced to that of a property in the valuation band immediately below that shown in the valuation list for your dwelling. A reduction will also apply to properties in band A, which will be the same in cash terms as the reductions for dwellings in bands B, C and D.

If you think you may be entitled to a reduction, you can complete our online form under 'Related forms' or print and complete the disabilities reduction form under 'Attachments'.  Once the form is displayed, you can print and send it to the Council.