The Blue Badge scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. The scheme operates throughout the UK.
Badge holders may park on single or double yellow lines for up to three hours in England and Wales, except where there is a ban on loading or unloading. There are also a few locations where local schemes apply, such as parts of central London. You must display both your Blue Badge and parking disc showing time of arrival.
Badge holders may park for free and for as long as they need to at on-street parking meters and pay-and-display machines, unless there is a traffic sign specifying a time limit for holders of Blue Badges. Where a time limit is in force you must also display the special blue parking disc showing time of arrival. While the scheme operates throughout the UK, there are small variations in its application in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland from England.
As government policies, rules and regulations can often change, we recommend you visit the government’s own website https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/blue-badge-parking for the latest up-to-date information.