Bus pass-age to stay at 60 as costs fall in real terms and universal credits are vindicated

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John Robertson
Bus pass-age to stay at 60 as costs fall in real terms and universal credits are vindicated

The free bus pass, along with free prescriptions and other universal benefits, has been criticised for providing a benefit which many do not actually need and thus wasting taxation revenue which might be spent on more needy causes. Typically, media sources have made much of the increasing cost of the scheme from £159 million in 2006 to £202 million in 2018 but have forgotten (?) to take inflation into account. The costs have increased by 27% yet inflation has increased…

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John Robertson
Bus pass-age to stay at 60 as costs fall in real terms and universal credits are vindicated