Half Price travel for Jobseekers' Allowance

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2428
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you consider extending the planned half price travel scheme for those Londoners on Income Support to those Londoners on Jobseekers' Allowance. If so could this be implemented in January 2009 and what do you predict would be the cost per annum?

Answer

Answer for Half Price travel for Jobseekers' Allowance

Answer for Half Price travel for Jobseekers' Allowance

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I announced details of the scheme to be introduced in January 2009 some time ago. This scheme is not subject to change at this late stage. However, the case for an extension of the scheme to Londoners claiming Job Seekers Allowance will be kept under review. Based on the current number of Job Seekers Allowance claimants, the cost of such an extension is estimated to be at least £10m per year.