Blue Badge reforms
On 14 February 2011 the Government announced a major programme
of reforms to the Blue Badge scheme, the most comprehensive changes
to the disabled parking scheme since its establishment in the
The reform programme, including an increase in the price of the
issuing fee from £2.00 to £10.00, was developed in consultation
with disabled people, local authorities and other stakeholders.
From the consultation it was evident that the scheme needed to be
modernised to reduce current levels of fraud and abuse and also
deal with future challenges.
Full details about the Blue Badge reform and a selection of
supporting documents are available on the
Department for Transport website.
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