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Blue Badge Scheme extension

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The Blue Badge Scheme has been extended to cover hidden disabilities.

From 2019, people with ‘hidden disabilities’, less obvious illness and disabilities, will have the right to a parking permit, allowing them to park in places not available to others.

The current rules for Blue Badges do not necessarily exclude people with non-physical disabilities, according to the Department for Transport. But while the criteria have been open to interpretation by local authorities, these new rules will provide more clarity across the country.

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Posted on 23rd October 2018