Blue Badge scheme – applications and appeals 2018-2019

My request concerns the ‘Blue Badge’ scheme as run in England, under legislation and guidance from Department for Transport (DfT). See https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/blue-badge-scheme

1. The number of applications made to your organisation for a Blue Badge in the 2018-19 financial year and the number (or proportion if number is unavailable) of these applications that were successful and unsuccessful.

We can confirm the following information for the period 1st April 2018 to 31 March 2019:

Applications received: 16715

Successful: 15848

Unsuccessful: 607

Abandoned: 260

 

Further, in relation to appeals, we can confirm:

Appeals received 61

Successful: 23

Unsuccessful: 18

Insufficient information to be reviewed as an Appeal: 20

 

2. The total number of applications made to your organisation for a Blue Badge under the parts of recently-introduced DfT guidance around ‘non-visible’ or ‘hidden’ disabilities such as Autism and Anxiety and the number (or proportion if number is unavailable) of these applications that were successful and unsuccessful.

We can confirm the following information for the period 1st April 2018 to 31 March 2019:

Applications received: 701

Successful: 249

Unsuccessful: 93

Pending Assessment: 44

Applications awaiting further info or abandoned: 315

 

Further, in relation to appeals, we can confirm:

Appeals received: 14

Successful:  1

Unsuccessful: 9

Pending Assessment: 4