||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 89 (Dec)
|| EWHC 3117 (Admin)
||Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
||Iain Wightwick (instructed by Andrew Griffiths) for the authority.
||Daniel Kolinsky (instructed by RNID Casework Services) for the respondent in the first appeal.
||The respondent in the second appeal appeared in person.
||7 December 2006
Local government - Council tax - Reduction - Disabled person - Living room fitted with hearing loop - Bedrooms in which persons suffering from Down's syndrome spending much of day - Whether persons qualifying for reduction - Council Tax (Reductions for Disabilities) Regulations 1992, SI 1992/554, reg 3.
The respondent in the first case was deaf, and had a hearing loop fitted in his living room. The respondent in the second case had two adult children, both of whom suffered from Down's syndrome, and each of whom spent the majority of time in their bedrooms. In both cases, the valuation tribunal had erred in holding that the respondents qualified for a council tax reduction under reg3(1)(a)(i) of the Council Tax (Reductions for Disabilities) Regulations 1992, SI1992-554.
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