Helen supports #DontZapTheZip

At the start of the lockdown in March, when people were told to stay at home, Transport for London saw drop of 90% in its income from fares and charges. Instead of working with TfL and the Mayor of London to protect London transport, the Tories want to force TfL to scrap free travel for under 18s as part of a package of harmful conditions attached to emergency funding.

This will mean thousands of families having to pay an extra £15 a week for each child who catches the bus to school.

At a time when so many families are hard pressed and food poverty is increasing, this is entirely unacceptable and for the poorest families it will undoubtedly lead to some children missing out on time at school. I support the Child Poverty Action Group’s #DontZapTheZip campaign and calling on the Government to reverse this damaging decision.