Information on changes to disabled badges regulations for motor vehicles, including reasons for application refusals, eligibility criteria, badge design and fees.
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This circular provides information on changes to the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) Regulations 2000. The changes affect:
- the eligibility criteria for some applicants and consequential action to be taken by all badge-issuing authorities
- the grounds on which an authority may refuse to issue, or may withdraw, a badge
- the badge design
- the fee that may be charged for issue of a badge
We aim to bring the majority of these changes into force in early December 2011, subject to Parliamentary scrutiny. The changes in respect of independent mobility assessments will come into force on 1 April 2012.