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Central funding cuts: JAM families suffer as bus fares rise

14 Apr 17

In 2016, though the price of oil was low, average bus fares rose three times faster than the consumer prices index.

The statistics report presented by government for 2015/6 was precise: “Between March 2011 and March 2016, the average annual percentage change in bus fares was 3.8% higher than the average annual rate of inflation (2.3%)”. Families who can’t afford a car can find travelling by bus costs more than taking a taxi. Theresa May: “We will…

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