Documents to download

Motability is a registered charity set up by Royal Charter in 1977.  The charity oversees the operation of Motability Operations, a private limited company which leases motor vehicles and wheelchairs to disabled people under a number of schemes. A wide range of vehicle is available through the Motability scheme and a benefit amount will not necessarily cover the whole cost of a vehicle.

Eligibility for the Motability scheme depends on the disabled person being in receipt of one of four “qualifying benefits”:

  • Higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA);
  • Enhanced rate mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP);
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP); or
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement

The disabled person pays for their vehicle by allowing the DWP (or Veterans UK) to pay all or part of their benefit direct to Motability Operations for the duration of the lease agreement.

The introduction of PIP has caused some concern as to the numbers of people currently able to use the Motability scheme who might be excluded after reassessment. In April 2017 the Government announced changes to the transitional support payment for these individuals and an extension of the period they can keep their vehicle.

Information on other roads- and vehicle-related issues can be found on the roads briefings page of the Parliament website; information on issues affecting disabled people can be found on the sickness, disability and carers’ benefits and disability discrimination pages.

Documents to download

Related posts

  • Oil Prices

    Spot oil prices were around $75 per barrel in early July 2021. They crashed after the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown led to a dramatic cut in demand. Prices fell from almost $70 a barrel in early January to below $20 per barrel in late April 2020. Oil prices peaked in July 2008 at almost $150 per barrel and were in the $100-125 range for much of 2011 to early 2014.

    Oil Prices
  • Petrol and diesel prices

    Average mid-June prices for petrol and diesel were 129.5 and 133.2 pence per litre respectively. They fell rapidly after the coronavirus outbreak largely due to sharp drops in oil prices. Since the first lockdown prices have increased again and are now above their immediate pre-pandemic levels. The UK had the 10th highest petrol and 2nd highest diesel prices in the EU+UK.

    Petrol and diesel prices