Creating a fairer Britain
If an adjustment is reasonable, you must pay for it. You are not allowed to ask a disabled person to pay for it, even if you have made it in response to their request and even if it has cost you extra to provide it.
A guest house has installed an audio-visual fire alarm in one of its guest bedrooms in order to accommodate visitors with a sensory impairment. In order to recover the costs of this installation, the landlady charges disabled guests a higher daily charge for that room, although it is otherwise identical to other bedrooms. This increased charge is unlikely to be within the law.
Even if you charge other people for a service, such as delivering something to their home, if the reason you are providing the service to a disabled person is as a reasonable adjustment, you must not charge the disabled person for it. But if the disabled person is using the service in exactly the same way as other customers, clients, service users or members, then you can charge them the same as you charge other people.
A wine merchant runs an online shopping service and charges all customers for home delivery. Its customers include disabled people with mobility impairments. Since this online service does not create a substantial disadvantage for disabled people with mobility impairments wishing to use it, home delivery, in these circumstances, will not be a reasonable adjustment that the wine merchant has to make. Therefore, the wine merchant can charge disabled customers in the same way as other customers for this service.
However, another wine merchant has a shop which is inaccessible to disabled people with mobility impairments. Home delivery in these circumstances might be a reasonable adjustment for the wine merchant to have to make for these customers. The wine merchant could not then charge such customers for home delivery, even though it charges other customers for home delivery.