We should abolish the free bus pass over 60's receive

Ryan Bourne appears on ITV One

IEA Head of Public Policy Ryan Bourne disussed the proposal of removing the free bus pass to over 60's on the Alan Titchmarsh Show. He argued that pensioners should be amongst those feeling the cuts in public expenditure, given that the free bus pass is a very uneven mechanism for redistributing income. This is because it only benefits those pensioners able to travel unaided, with near reliable bus services. Furthermore, he argues that pensioners should bear some of the burden as an aging population would lead to the costs associated with these programmes spiraling. 

You can watch the full programme here. Ryan's segment starts at 20.27.

Invest in the IEA. We are the catalyst for changing consensus and influencing public debate.

Donate now

Thank you for
your support

Subscribe to