Reposted here in case you don't look in the Motoring section.
The number of cars on the scheme has been slashed from a peak of over 3000 new cars to 1476.
The changes are due to new proposals brought in on 20th October 2011 by Motability's Chairman, Lord Sterling.
The key changes include:
- A streamlined selection of cars available, up to a maximum Advance Payment of £2,000 (this limit does not apply to Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles)
- Nominated drivers under 21 will only be permitted where they live with the disabled customer
- All nominated drivers need to live within five miles of the customerís home
The changes are designed to ensure that Motability provides clear policies, focused on the needs of the vast majority of customers. They will also help avoid misuse and misrepresentation of the Scheme.
The changes to car selection take place immediately, although Motability will honour all existing orders and commitments. Other changes will take effect from 1 January 2012.
There is no change for existing contracts, or nominated drivers named on current insurance certificates, for the remainder of existing leases.
Click here to read his full statement
Read the article on why the changes have been made:- The Daily Mail!