Changes to Blue Badge scheme now in place
9 January 2011
Reforms to the Blue Badge disabled parking scheme, announced by the Government last year, came into force in England and Scotland on 1 January. Changes in Wales will come into force in April.
The reforms aim to prevent fraudulent use of the disabled parking scheme by introducing Blue Badges with security features including a unique hologram, a digital photo of the user and a serial number that can be easily identified by parking wardens to check that each badge is genuine.
Applications for a Blue Badge can now be made online. For a guide on applying, see our Publications section.
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