Changes To Bus Passes

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
If you have a free bus pass...read this:

Daily Mail article
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  • whilst the article is full of holes.the last paragraph is perhaps what its all about,and rightly so:

    A spokeswoman for the Department for Transport said: 'The free bus pass was always intended for use on local bus services, indeed 11 million elderly and disabled people are now benefiting from the £1 billion scheme.
    'Following a full public consultation, these changes will clarify which types of service are outside of the spirit of the national concession, reducing potential for any confusion over whether a service is eligible, e.g. tourist and sightseeing buses and rail replacement services.
    'Local authorities can of course still offer concessionary travel on any service affected by the changes on a discretionary
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    woodbine wrote: »
    'Local authorities can of course still offer concessionary travel on any service affected by the changes on a discretionary

    This is a face saving way of backing down after so many local authorities made a stink about how much this scheme will cost them. IMHO local free fares are fair and help to keep an aging population independent but free travel all round the country seemed a little over-generous!
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    The only ones affected are ones like National Express, which you can't travel on up here anyways.
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