Consultation on Concessionary Bus Fares
By Rhydgaled [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
The Welsh Assembly Government is considering making changes to the administration and eligibility for free bus passes. The consultation provides significant historical data about the use of bus passes. However, it is seriously deficient in providing any assessment of the implications of the proposed changes. It is silent about the potential impact on people or any savings.
Although there is no impact assessment from the Minister, we have tried to provide an objective response to the questions posed.
COPA has given this topic extensive consideration and have made our input to the Minister. You can read our response HERE.
The original consultation document is also available HERE.