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Boroughs agree new way to allocate Freedom Pass costs

30 October 2008
 

London’s boroughs have agreed a new mechanism for sharing the cost of the Freedom Pass, the concessionary fares scheme for the capital’s elderly and disabled.

The new method will mean hundreds of thousands of pounds extra costs for some boroughs and similar savings for others.

The £213m annual cost of the Freedom Pass is currently apportioned between boroughs largely according to the number of valid passes issued to residents in each borough. The introduction of smartcards...

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