There are changes coming in tomorrow (1st Jan) to the Blue Badge Scheme for disabled drivers. Its a national change (England and Scotland) . The main idea is to try to stamp out fraud (there is considerable fraud at the moment which causes problems for disabled and non disabled people)
There is a story about the changes on the BBC news website here.
The Government has said that Councils can charge up to £10 for a Blue Badge (if the application is successful). Liverpool City Council has decided to charge £10. The badge is valid for three years at a time.
Applicants in Liverpool will also have to make their application on-line rather than on paper. Staff at One Stop Shops will be able to help people who don't have access to the internet at home or elsewhere.