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A 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
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
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:
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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