Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What you need to do

What the Petitions Committee is doing

Petition Scrap removal of free transport for under-18s from TfL bailout

To not decide to scrap free travel for those who are under 18. As a teenager who has relied so much on free travel, it has allowed for me to go to school without the worry of an extra expense and explore around the beautiful city of London also. Destroying free travel would hurt so many of us.

More details

By scrapping this as part of a £1.6bn TfL bailout package, those from poorer backgrounds will be forced to pay to go to school. This will impact those who cannot freely travel to school (driving, cycling or walking) . As there are fines put in place for children who do not return to school in September 2020, this will further increase economic problems for many families in the UK. This will increase poverty within the UK, causing more people from poorer backgrounds to fall further into debt.

Sign this petition

127,126 signatures

Show on a map

100,000

Parliament will consider this for a debate

Parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate

Waiting for less than a day for a debate date

Government will respond

Government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures

Waiting for 8 days for a government response

Share this petition