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  • Get A Grant To Take Driving Lessons

    Get A Grant To Take Driving Lessons

    Did you know that if you are disabled, have ordered a new car through Motability and are in receipt of certain benefits you can apply for a grant to take up to 40 hours of driving lessons? The scheme works in partnership with the AA Driving School, which has instructors across the UK. When the grant has been approved, the AA will find an instructor who will then contact you to arrange your first lesson.

  • Prompt Action For Deaf Drivers

    Prompt Action For Deaf Drivers

    There are various adjustments that can be made for drivers with disabilities but people taking a driving test still have to drive to the same standard as everyone else in order to pass. The Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency has made adjustments for learner drivers who are deaf or have a hearing impairment to follow instructions by following prompt cards held up by their examiners during their car driving tests.

  • Vehicle Excise Duty to Impact EVs

    Vehicle Excise Duty to Impact EVs

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer has stated that electric vehicles (EVs) will be subject to Vehicle Excise Duty from 2025. Disabled people who are either entitled to VED exemption or a 50% reduction will continue to qualify when they make the switch to electric vehicles.

  • Test Drive Free AccessAbility Exhibition

    Test Drive Free AccessAbility Exhibition

    The William Merritt Centre would like to invite you to their FREE AccessAbility exhibition on Wednesday 15th June from 10:30am to 3pm at the Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road, Leeds.Get advice on assistive technology and equipment including for computers, tablets and mobile pones, try products plus information on all aspects of driving including test driving a range of vehicles.

  • Motability Customers' Lockdown Insurance Bonus

    Motability Customers' Lockdown Insurance Bonus

    Disabled drivers who use the Motability scheme to lease vehicles will receive another insurance bonus because lockdown has led to fewer claims. If you have a Motability Scheme online account you can request to have the money transferred directly to your bank account or you will be sent the £50 payment by cheque in the next few weeks.

  • Petition Over Disabled Parking Bays in Sheffield

    A petition has been set up by a Sheffield citizen to protest at discrimination against disabled drivers in the city’s major new roads upgrading scheme, claiming that ‘Streets Ahead’ have resurfaced on street parking zones across Sheffield but have not included disabled bays. Disabled adults, children and carers should be able to shop locally, meet friends and support local businesses. Without “disabled bays”, this makes it difficult and is discriminatory. If you agree Ann-Marie asks you to sign her petition.

  • National Audit Office Publish Report into the Motability Scheme

    Following shocking revelations of £15.3 million in bonuses paid out to top executives at Motability Operations and questions raised by the House of Commons Work and Pensions and Treasury select committees, the report considers the Motability scheme’s customer offer and performance; the scheme’s financial model, its impact and profitability; and the governance of the scheme and remuneration of Motability Operations’ senior management.

  • Blue Badge Consultation on Extending Eligibility

    People with ‘invisible’ disabilities and non-physical disabilities could soon be eligible for blue badges, thanks to a planned change in government policies. The Blue Badge consultation is taking place until March 18th, if you wish to give your views.

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