Nene Valley Festival 2018

Due to forecasted high winds and risk to public health, the finale of the Nene Valley Festival 2018 in Peterborough on Sunday has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Council Tax reduction for disabled people

The disabled band reduction scheme aims to ensure that disabled people do not pay more Council Tax because they live in a larger property than they would have needed if they were not disabled. Having a disability does not automatically entitle you to a reduction.

The requirements for a reduction are that the property must be the main residence of at least one disabled person and it must have at least one of:

  • an additional bathroom or kitchen required to meet the needs of the  disabled person
  • a room (other than a bathroom, kitchen or toilet) required to meet the needs of the disabled person, and used mainly by them
  • extra space inside the property to allow for the use of a wheelchair - wheelchairs for outdoor use only are excluded

The room or the wheelchair must also be essential or of major importance to the disabled person's well-being, due to the nature and extent of their disability.

'Disabled person' in this context means a person who is substantially and permanently disabled. The disabled person can be either an adult or a child and does not have to be responsible for paying the Council Tax bill.

If your home is eligible, your bill will be reduced to that of a property in the next Council Tax band down. For example, a band D property will be charged at the band C rate. Even if your property is in Band A (the lowest band) you will still receive a reduction. It will be the same in cash terms as the reductions for homes in other bands.