Blue Badge Scheme in Wales

Published on 24 October 2012

We welcome the opportunity to respond to the Welsh Government’s consultation on changes to the Blue Badge scheme following the introduction of Personal Independent Payments (PIP) from April 2013.

Our response notes that the consultation is silent on the passported benefits that can follow from having a Blue Badge. These passported benefits include 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 this link.

The consultation document appears here.

(24-10-2012)

Contact: Claire Thackaberry (please use form at http://www.litrg.org.uk/ContactUs)