The Tory Troll blog brings the good news:
Fair’s fair Boris, you’ve made a good decision here:
“Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that over the next year London’s half-price bus and tram travel scheme will be extended to include thousands of unemployed Londoners in receipt of Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) or the new Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).”…
Lib Dem Assembly Leader Mike Tuffrey, who campaigned for the extension, said today:
“No one should be forced to turn down an interview because they can’t afford a bus fare. Yet Boris Johnson has put up fares this month by 11% – three times the rate of inflation. At present an unemployed person on JSA, with a weekly income of just £47, will end up paying £2 for a return trip to an interview. If they pay their fares in cash the fares will be £4.
“When you are on such a low income cheaper travel can make a world of difference to getting back to work.”
Read the full story here.