Apprentice Oyster cards

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4603
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I have been informed that one of the biggest costs for apprentices is travel in London, despite the apprentice oyster cards providing a discount of 30 per cent. Would you look into increasing the discount in the future?

Answer

Answer for Apprentice Oyster cards

Answer for Apprentice Oyster cards

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The apprentice discount is identical to that provided to all full-time students in London.

I have no plans to change this concession and encourage employers and apprentices to make use of it.

The concession has been in place since 2000. The cost in terms of revenue foregone is now approaching £100 million per annum.