Project: Individualised budgets “think piece”

Reference: R189

Last update: 15/02/2007 12:29:13


The policy objective of this project is to inform DfT strategy development on individual transport budgets as a potential new approach to tackling the transport barriers to social inclusion. Evidence is needed on the added value of a more individualised policy approach in this area, and on the likely benefits, disadvantages and risks. In particular further research is needed to answer the question of whether indidivual budgets for cross-modal use could be more effective than modal subsidy.


The project will build on the work done for the Evidence Base Review on Mobility: Choices and Barriers for Different Groups, to examine the potential of a new policy approach to tackling these transport barriers. It will also feed in to the department's ongoing work on the bus subsidy. Finally, it may inform local accessibility planning by informing the development of pilot local schemes. Other customers within DfT are thus: Social Research and Evaluation and Buses and Taxis.


Centre for Research In Social Policy
Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University - Schofield Building, Loughborough , Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £30,000.00

Actual start date: 02 February 2007

Expected completion date: 31 May 2007