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Concessionary travel scheme ‘grossly underfunded’ – NECA

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Andrew Forster
01 February 2019
Concessions: Government has cut funding, despite it being a statutory scheme
Concessions: Government has cut funding, despite it being a statutory scheme

 

Government funding for England’s mandatory concessionary travel scheme for older and disabled people has been cut by more than 60 per cent since 2011/12, according to the North East Joint Transport Committee.

The estimate follows a review of the Government’s provisional local government finance settlement for 2019/20. 

“It is clear that Government funding for transport services is continuing to be cut once again, with cuts partly being offset by council tax income,”...

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