Council tax - Disabilities reduction

Council tax may be reduced if a permanently disabled person (adult or child) lives in a dwelling which has certain features which are essential or important to the disabled person such as:

  • room other than a bathroom, kitchen or toilet, used mainly by the disabled person
  • additional bathroom or kitchen for the use of the disabled person
  • space inside the dwelling for use of a wheelchair

The council has to decide whether the person with the disability would find it impossible or extremely difficult to live in the dwelling, or whether their health would suffer, or the disability become more severe, if the extra feature were not available

If your home is eligible, your bill will be reduced to that of a property in the valuation band immediately below the band shown on the valuation list.

For example, if your home is in band D, your bill will be reduced to that for a band C dwelling.

This will not affect the value of your home or its banding on the valuation list where it would still be shown as band D.

If your home is in band A (the lowest council tax band) a reduction of 1/9 of the band D council tax would apply.


If you think you are eligible apply online for a council tax reduction

Or download and complete the council tax disabilities reduction application (pdf)