Blue Badge scheme

Documents relating to the Blue Badge scheme.

The Blue Badge scheme helps those with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport to park close to where they need to go. Government has changed the way of assessing who gets a Blue Badge to make the process clearer and align it with wider disability benefit reforms.


  1. Running a Blue Badge parking scheme

    • Guidance
  2. Blue Badge - can I get one?

    • Guidance
  3. People with severe temporary impairments: advice to local authorities

    • Guidance
  4. Blue Badge reforms: summary of government reforms

    • Policy paper
  5. Blue Badge scheme: frequently asked questions

    • Guidance
  6. The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities for organisations that have Blue Badges

    • Guidance
  7. Changes to regulations of disabled badges for motor vehicles

    • Guidance
  8. Blue Badge scheme: eligibility changes

    • Guidance
  9. Blue Badge reform: frequently asked questions

    • Guidance
  10. The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities in England

    • Guidance
  11. Blue badge - using it in the EU

    • Guidance


Blue Badge circulars feature information of interest to local authorities.


Research and analysis

  1. Blue Badge Improvement Service: review of first year

    • Research and analysis
  2. Blue Badge good practice review

    • Research and analysis


Published 17 April 2013
Last updated 21 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Blue Badge scheme eligibility review consultation.
  2. First published.