Saturday, 31 December 2011

Blue Badge scheme changes

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.

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