In January, on Arriva, First, Stage Coach and National Express, job seekers who have been unemployed from 3 months to 1 yr can get free bus travel in January.
Job seekers must have a JobCentre Plus Travel Discount Card.
Those who are eligible for the card, which is available through JobCentre Plus, include people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance or Income Support and actively engaged with a Jobcentre Plus adviser in returning to employment. It is being publicised locally by the participating bus companies. Jobcentre Plus staff are actively promoting it to those looking for work and full details of the scheme are available on a specially created website: www.busforus.co.uk.