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20 Dec 2019

Bus pass age increase ditched

Ministers have shelved plans to raise the age older people are eligible to receive a free bus pass in Wales.

A new law would have seen the age rise to match the state pension age of 65, which is set to rise again to 67 by 2028.

The Older People’s Commissioner has welcomed the news
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Ministers have expressed concerns over the cost of the passes, with an expected 880,000 people eligible by 2021.

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has welcomed the decision, saying it would have affected up to 300,000 people.


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