Extra Costs Commission

The Commission wants to make life cheaper for disabled people

Extra Costs Commission

Independent inquiry into extra costs for disabled people

Launched in July 2014, The Extra Costs Commission has spent the last year exploring the extra costs faced by disabled people and their families.

Disabled people and their families should be able to live, learn, work and get involved in their communities without facing a financial penalty.

However, disabled people experience extra costs that manifest themselves in a number of ways. This may include paying a premium on specialised goods such as powered wheelchairs and technological equipment, or paying over the top for everyday services such as insurance and energy.

Final report

The Commission has considered evidence about the problem of extra costs and identified solutions for driving down these costs.

The Extra Costs Commission has published its final report. This outlines 16 recommendations for driving down extra costs that are targeted at four groups:

  • Disabled people and their families
  • Businesses
  • Disability organisations
  • Regulators and government

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