Department for Transport – PIP and Blue Badges
We welcome the opportunity to respond to the Department for Transport consultation on the Personal Independent Payment (PIP) and Blue Badges.
Our response notes that the consultation document is silent on the passported benefits that can follow from having a Blue Badge. This includes access to various tax reliefs on car benefits in kind. Any change in entitlement for Blue Badges will also affect the entitlement to these tax reliefs and our response sets out several recommendations. We strongly recommend that a decision is not taken until the PIP criteria are finalised and that the possibility of passporting recipients of any mobility component of PIP to the scheme if that reflects actual need is kept open.
The full response can be accessed via the link
Contact: Victoria Todd (please use form at http://www.litrg.org.uk/ContactUs)