Fare Increases and Council Tax

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3498
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are fare increases a stealth tax?

Answer

Answer for Fare Increases and Council Tax

Answer for Fare Increases and Council Tax

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The fares increases are hardly a stealth tax - I have been quite open about them and the reasons why they are necessary.

I am doing all I can to ensure they are kept as reasonable as possible, not least by insisting that TfL achieves substantial cost savings without affecting front line services.

I am also protecting those least able to pay by maintaining all existing discounts and free travel concessions.