Discounts for disabled people
If there is someone (adult or child) living in a household who is substantially and permanently disabled the council tax bill for the property may be reduced.
The council will grant a reduction for council tax providing the following features are present at the property:
- a room other than a bathroom, kitchen or lavatory which is predominantly used (whether for providing therapy or otherwise) by and is required for meeting the needs of the disabled person
- a bathroom or kitchen which is not the only bathroom or kitchen within the dwelling and is required for meeting the needs of the disabled person
- sufficient floor space to permit the use of a wheelchair required for meeting the needs of the disabled person and the wheelchair is used within the living accommodation
Please note: the installation of hand rails and/or a stair lift will not qualify for a reduction in council tax.
- Severely mentally impaired discount
A person shall be disregarded for the purposes of council tax if they are 'severely mentally impaired'.
Care workers and carers discount
A person who is employed to care for an elderly or disabled person or a person who lives with and cares for an elderly or disabled person may be entitled to a discount on their council tax.
- Prisoner discount
A person who is in prison or on remand can apply for a council tax exemption or discount.
For further information on discounts available and how to apply, please take a look at our council tax guide 2015/16 or contact us >>