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Cover of Reversing from Recovery report by We are SpartacusA new report, Reversing from Recovery, from the Spartacus disability forum, considers the impact on the Motability scheme when Personal Independence Payments (PIP) replace Disability Living Allowance for people of working age.

This notes that the Government’s own figures project a 27% reduction in the number of working age disabled people eligible to access the Motability scheme. This equates to an approximate 17% reduction in the total number of Motability car scheme customers.

Reversing from Recovery uses information available in the public domain to show that the Government’s plans, by reducing access to the Motability scheme, will create a domino effect, including the loss of:

  • More than 30,000 new car sales each year
  • 3,583 jobs (from 21,080 jobs to 17,497 jobs)
  • £342 million contribution to GDP (from around £2 billion to £1.67 billion)
  • £79 million in tax receipts.

In addition, many disabled people are saying they can’t see how they could continue working without their Motability car; they will have to stop paying taxes and start claiming out of work benefits. The report also notes the problems around accessibility and public transport around the country.

Spartacus is a disability forum which focuses on all aspects of welfare reform that affect disabled and sick people.

Report no longer available online.

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