Freedom of information response

Council Tax

Publication date: 
Monday 6 January 2020
Request: 

How many households in your local authority area made an unsuccessful claim for a disabled band reduction on their council tax bill during the 2018/19 tax year?

How many households in your local authority area made a successful claim for a disabled band reduction on their council tax bill during the 2018/19 tax year? 

Including any successful claims made during the 2018/19 tax year, how many households in your local authority area were successfully claiming a disabled band reduction on their council tax bill as of 5 April 2019?

How many households in your local authority area paid council tax during the 2018/19 tax year?

What is your policy for backdating a successful claim for a disabled band reduction to a council tax bill?

What methods (such as online or by post) do you use to make residents in your local authority area aware of the existence of the disabled band reduction to a council tax bill?

Response: 

We do not record the number of unsuccessful applications made.

We are unable to determine in what year a claim was made as in many cases the claim is backdated. 

323.

We had 68004 properties in 2018.

If the eligibility is verified a successful claim could be backdated up to 6 years.

We include information relating to disabled relief on the Councils Web Site.  Explanatory notes, which include information relating to disabled relief, are issued with all annual bills. (These notes are also on our web site for the benefit of e-billers.) In addition explanatory notes are included with all throughout the year where the bill relates to a new occupation.

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Request reference:
FOI 9631