Proposals to clamp down on Blue Badge abuse

Plans to enable local authorities to enforce powers.

Proposals for an overhaul of the Blue Badge scheme will see councils given new ways on preventing and clamping down on Blue Badge abuse.

Around 2.5 million disabled people every year use the scheme, which prioritises key parking spaces close to important services for those who need it most.

The Government is consulting on detailed plans to enable local authorities to enforce against abuse, including powers to confiscate stolen or forged badges on the spot. These powers will also help to reduce Blue Badge associated vehicle crime.

Transport Minister Sadiq Khan said: The Blue Badge Scheme helps millions of disabled people throughout England retain their independence."

"However, our 2008 strategy paper highlighted the extent to which some people are abusing the Scheme which means that it does not benefit as many people as it should - this can't be allowed to happen."

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Blue Badge Scheme

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