‘Shocking’ PIP figure raises new Motability concerns

The number of disabled people eligible for a Motability vehicle solely on the grounds of a physical impairment could be set to plunge to just one-third of its current level within four years, government figures suggest.

The new concerns emerged after the Commons work and pensions committee published responses from the government to five questions that disabled people’s minister Mike Penning had been unable to answer when giving evidence to the committee last month.

Among the answers were new statistics relating to the introduction of personal independence payment (PIP), which is replacing working-age disability living allowance. read more