Council tax band reductions
- Category: Council tax
- Last Updated: 07 October 2015
The local authority may give a band reduction in order to recalculate the amount of council tax payable if a permanently disabled person lives in a dwelling with certain features which are essential or of major importance to the well-being of the disabled person.
Band reductions due to disability
If you, or someone who lives with you, need a room, or an extra bathroom or kitchen, or extra space for wheelchair circulation in your property to meet special needs arising from a disability, you may be entitled to a reduced Council Tax bill. The bill may be reduced to that of a property in the band immediately below the band shown on the valuation list. These reductions ensure that disabled people do not pay more tax on account of space needed because of a disability. If your property is in a Band A and you are entitled to a Disabled Band Reduction, you will receive a discount equivalent to 1/9th of the initial liability. To apply for a reduction, please complete an online Disabled Relief application form.
If you need to know more information about any Disability Benefits you may be entitled to, log on to gov.uk. If you need to know how this may affect any claim for Council Tax Support, contact the Benefits Services at Ryedale District Council.
Other reasons for band reductions
The valuation of a property is based upon property values as at 1 April 1991 - recent purchase prices are therefore not necessarily the best evidence. Since 1 December 1993 there are only limited occasions when taxpayers can challenge their banding; these include:
- after demolition/conversions of houses to flats;
- physical changes in the locality affecting value;
- and within six months of:
- a band change to your property made by the Listing Officer;
- a band change to a similar property to yours made by the Court;
- becoming a new taxpayer.
Your Council Tax bill will state which band applies to your dwelling, and will also show the percentage change for all precepting authorities in relation to the preceding year.
|Valuation Band||Range of Values||Proportion of Band D|
|A||Up to £40,000||6/9ths|
|B||£40,001 - £52,000||7/9ths|
|C||£52,001 - £68,000||8/9ths|
|D||£68,001 - £88,000||9/9ths|
|E||£88,001 - £120,000||11/9ths|
|F||£120,001 - £160,000||13/9ths|
|G||£160,001 - £320,000||15/9ths|
|H||More than £320,000||18/9ths|
If bandings are challenged, taxpayers must still continue to pay the current Bill until any appeal is settled.
More detailed information is available from:
The Listing Officer
Council Tax North
Valuation Office Agency