Lib Dems to introduce discount bus passes for young people

December 16, 2014 7:30 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Nick Clegg has said that all 16-21 year olds in England will get a 66% discount on bus travel.

Appearing on Bite the Ballot's Leaders Live, which can be viewed on Youtube, Nick Clegg set out the proposal which would see all 16-21 year olds would be given a Young Person's Bus Pass. It would help young people with the cost of travel by offering a minimum two thirds discount on bus travel in England. Bus companies would then be able to add their own discounts on top of that.

Liberal Democrats plan to pay for it in part by abolishing TV licenses and Winter Fuel Payments to pensioners who qualify as higher rate taxpayers.