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Government response on Motability "does nothing to address concerns"

15 September 2018

The Work and Pensions Committee publishes the Government's response to its inquiry, held jointly with Treasury Committee, into Motability.

The committees branded senior pay at Motability Operations "unacceptable", and criticised the £2.4billion cash reserves it is "hoarding" as totally out of proportion to the risks faced by an organisation that "operates as a monopoly"—also questioning the state support it receives.

Commenting on the Government response, Rt Hon Frank Field MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, said:

"This response does nothing to address the huge concerns both our committees expressed about state support and the levels of pay and cash reserves at Motability.

Thank goodness we can trust the NAO to give Motability's operations a badly-needed MOT, and make sure it offers as much value to the taxpayer as it offers freedom and independence to disabled people."

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