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Motability faces investigation into financial operations  

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/motability-faces-investigation-financial-operations

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Motability, the charity provider of lease cars, wheelchairs and scooters to disabled people, has come under fire over its financial operations. 

Motability Operations, which receives around £2 billion per year from the Department of Work and Pensions, has accrued a £2.4bn reserve in cash - a four-fold increase over 2008. Meanwhile, the salary of CEO Mike Betts increased by 78% over the same period, up to £1.7 million last year. Motability says this pay was based on comparison with FTSE 250 firms.

The company’s income comes from the Disability Living Allowance, War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement or mobility component of the Personal Independence Payment of people with registered disabilities. More than 600,000 British citizens use the scheme.

No money comes directly from the Government, but Motability is granted exemption from VAT and Insurance Premium Tax, costing, the committees have revealed, £700 million annually to the Government.

MPs from the Treasury and Work and Pensions select committees have criticised Motability's operations, calling Betts’ salary “totally unacceptable” and describing the cash reserves the company holds as disproportionate to the risk it faces...

 

 

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Is there anything left on this earth that is actually being run for the purpose it was intended, rather than as a cash-cow for the crooked claimants and even more crooked management?  This sort of scheme should be a shining light of a civilised society, not a disgusting trough for those already troughing on both ends.  It really makes me sad.

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35 minutes ago, stop_the_craziness said:

Is there anything left on this earth that is actually being run for the purpose it was intended, rather than as a cash-cow for the crooked claimants and even more crooked management?  This sort of scheme should be a shining light of a civilised society, not a disgusting trough for those already troughing on both ends.  It really makes me sad.

Motabiliy is another one of Brown 'clever ideas'

in 10 years Brown created loads of these scams - all involving lots of money being paid to 'deserving' people, via some elaboate out of control 3rd party - all to avoid short term cost/spending, at huge long term cost.

WThere's enough evicence of the massive fuxup connected to Brown that they should be working through everything he signed off on - tax credits, PFI - and be shutting it all down.

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2 minutes ago, spyguy said:

Motabiliy is another one of Brown 'clever ideas'

in 10 years Brown created loads of these scams - all involving lots of money being paid to 'deserving' people, via some elaboate out of control 3rd party - all to avoid short term cost/spending, at huge long term cost.

WThere's enough evicence of the massive fuxup connected to Brown that they should be working through everything he signed off on - tax credits, PFI - and be shutting it all down.

For the sake of argument presume every case is 100% genuine and they'd be screwed without this car.

Wouldn't it be more logical for the govt to do a deal direct with a car manufacturer to purchase the 500,000 cars a year or whatever is needed and get a discount.  500,000 Daewoo Matiz's would save a fortune.

And yes i agree with the tax credit scam needing to end, but first they should stop wasting money on rigging the housing market so peoples wages can afford them a roof over their head.

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3 minutes ago, TJHooker said:

For the sake of argument presume every case is 100% genuine and they'd be screwed without this car.

Wouldn't it be more logical for the govt to do a deal direct with a car manufacturer to purchase the 500,000 cars a year or whatever is needed and get a discount.  500,000 Daewoo Matiz's would save a fortune.

And yes i agree with the tax credit scam needing to end, but first they should stop wasting money on rigging the housing market so peoples wages can afford them a roof over their head.

500,000 cars a year....

Have you tried comparing UK disability rate against another Western European country?

Its about 5-10x more.

 

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1 hour ago, spyguy said:

Motabiliy is another one of Brown 'clever ideas'

in 10 years Brown created loads of these scams - all involving lots of money being paid to 'deserving' people, via some elaboate out of control 3rd party - all to avoid short term cost/spending, at huge long term cost.

WThere's enough evicence of the massive fuxup connected to Brown that they should be working through everything he signed off on - tax credits, PFI - and be shutting it all down.

Totally agree.

 

However can you imagine what the UK car market would look like without motability?

 

Can you imagine what the already dire retail sector would look like without tax credits?

 

(Not advocating keeping them, just highlighting we are already totally screwed but most  just don't realise it yet)

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5 minutes ago, reddog said:

Totally agree.

 

However can you imagine what the UK car market would look like without motability?

 

Can you imagine what the already dire retail sector would look like without tax credits?

 

(Not advocating keeping them, just highlighting we are already totally screwed but most  just don't realise it yet)

What would car market be without motability?

Competitive and the correct size.

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2 minutes ago, spyguy said:

What would car market be without motability?

Competitive and the correct size.

Yes obviously I agree, but I am just highlighting we have whole industries created by welfare that in the long term just a mirage.  

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2 hours ago, TJHooker said:

For the sake of argument presume every case is 100% genuine and they'd be screwed without this car.

Wouldn't it be more logical for the govt to do a deal direct with a car manufacturer to purchase the 500,000 cars a year or whatever is needed and get a discount.  500,000 Daewoo Matiz's would save a fortune.

And yes i agree with the tax credit scam needing to end, but first they should stop wasting money on rigging the housing market so peoples wages can afford them a roof over their head.

Most motability users I know have expensive cars. BMW 3 series, Audi Q3, one guy has a Vauxhall Mokka but he seems to be an anomaly. For many it's a nice payment they can top up to buy a flash car. 

My wife worked with adults with learning disabilities around 10 years ago. One 21 year old with cerebral palsy was allocated the funds for a vehicle, they took him to the dealership and he picked a soft top Peugot307. No logical justification for him having a soft top, perhaps the staff member allocated to him fancied rolling around in one. There is an argument that restricting disabled people to Daewoo matiz's stigmatises them (and they probably aren't much use for the genuinely physically disabled) but there has to be some common sense applied. 

Those with a genuine disability serving need seem to get specialist converted vehicles, for example a Renault kangoo converted to take a wheelchair in the back. Guy who lives down from me has a conversion to his steering controls as he only has one hand. But these are a minority from what I can see. I'm basing my observation on car owners with council allocated disabled bays outside their homes.

I don't know if it's still true but in 2011 you could even get a mobility car if your kid had ADHD, which I believe is the current go to 'easy to claim hard to disprove' ailment if you need to top up your benefits.

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I knew a wheelchair user who got a car through Mobility. I never understood where the charity bit was because it did not seem like he was getting a cheap deal. Silly me never considered that it was corporate charity.

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22 minutes ago, maffo in oxford said:

The scheme was introduced in the 1970s, wasn't it? 

77.

It was dying off by the 2000s.

Then was turbo charged.

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