Free bus travel for 800,000 unemployed
Free bus travel will be given to more than 800,000 people who are currently unemployed to help them find work.
Those who have been out of work for between three months and a year in January will be eligible for the Britain-wide scheme, which has been organised by a coalition of transport bodies; including Arriva, First, Go-Ahead, National Express and Stagecoach.
According to a study by The Jobs Economist there are currently:
- over 2.5 million unemployed,
- three million under-employed,
- and 2.3 million economically inactive.
And with nearly half of work-less households having no access to a car it is hoped that the move will help job hunters travel around more easily, to interviews and training courses.
Those eligible for free transport will need to hold a JobCentre Plus Travel Discount Card, which already entitles them to half-price journeys.
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