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Up to 10,000 Derby residents to lose Blue Badges in 2014

Up to ten thousand Blue Badge holders in Derby are set to lose their free parking in city council car parks.

Currently badge holders can park for three hours without charge, but from 2014, nearly three quarters of them will have to pay.

Derby City Council says the £8,000 saved will help plug the £62 million hole in its budget. But one charity says it's a tax on those with disabilities.

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10,000 Blue badge holders to lose free parking in Derby

The change is aimed at saving £80,000 as part of the £62 million the council says it has to claw back over the next three years

Ten thousand Blue Badge holders in Derby are set to lose their free parking in the city council's car parks.

The authority's budget plans for the next two years will hit badge holders on lower rate Disability Living Allowance.

The 4,000 badge holders on higher rate Disability Living Allowance will continue to have 3 hours free parking

The change is aimed at saving £80,000 as part of the £62 million the council says it has to claw back over the next three years due to Government cuts.

The 4,000 badge holders on higher rate Disability Living Allowance will continue to have 3 hours free parking in city council car parks.

Some blue badge holders may lose free parking in Derby

The move is to save £80,000 and will affect people on the lower rate of Disability Living Allowance

Some blue badge holders in Derby will no longer be able to park for free in council car parks from April next year.

It is to save £80,000 and will affect people on the lower rate of Disability Living Allowance. 4000 badge holders will continue to have three hours free parking in the city.

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