Would be interested to hear peoples thoughts on the changes to the motability scheme announced yesterday by Lord Sterling, the Chairman of Motability. Details of the changes can be found on the news section of motabiliy website.
- 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 customer’s home
So if you fancy for example an automatic Ford Mondeo with a petrol engine, bad luck.
So if your Son/Daugher lives a little further than 5 miles away (lives with their Mum following divorce) from you and happens to be 20 they won't be insured to drive your car when you are having a bad day and need some help getting to hospital/GPs (quite a common for me recently!), bad luck will have to get a taxi or find someone else to help.
I fully appreciated what they are trying to do in order to ensure the scheme can operate moving forwards but I personally think that the changes will cause more issues than they think.