Can you park for free in London with a Blue Badge?
Blue Badge holders can park for an extra hour, for free, at payment parking bays after the expiry of purchased time. See our map of payment parking bays in the City of London.
What are the new rules for a Blue Badge near London?
Who can use the badge?
- You must never give the badge to friends or family to allow them to park for free, even if they are visiting you.
- You should not use the badge to allow non-disabled people to take advantage of the benefits while you sit in the car.
- It’s a criminal offence to misuse a badge.
What benefits do blue badge holders get?
Many blue badge holders are also eligible for exemption from paying road tax. People who don’t have a blue badge might also be able to get a road tax exemption. You’ll automatically get a refund for any full remaining months of road tax when you apply for exemption.
Can I get mobility allowance if I have a Blue Badge?
If you are a disabled driver, having a Blue Badge can open you up to a wide range of opportunities. The badge may be issued automatically if you receive a mobility allowance.
Do the Blue Badges apply in central London?
However, the standard entitlements of the Blue Badge do not apply in parts of central London. Find out more about Blue Badges on the London Councils website. If you hold a valid Blue Badge, you’re eligible to register for a 100% discount from the Congestion Charge, even if you don’t own a vehicle or drive.
What is a blue badge?
What is a Blue Badge? The Blue Badge Scheme (Disabled Persons Parking Scheme) is a national scheme for disabled people with severe mobility problems. A Blue Badge helps you to park closer to your destination, either as a driver or passenger. Are you eligible for a Blue Badge?
What is the Council doing about blue badge fraud?
What starts out as ‘Council tackles parking fraud to benefit disabled people’ can quickly become ‘Council wages war on the motorist’. It is therefore essential to seek political agreement before undertaking any enforcement against Blue Badge fraud to ensure no-one is taken by surprise and that everyone is on-message.
How do I report misuse of a blue badge?
London boroughs take Blue Badge misuse seriously. To report fraud or misuse of a badge you must contact the borough responsible. The Blue Badge scheme is a national initiative to help disabled people to park close to their destination, either as a passenger or driver.