ARI policy position paper series, paper one: Free travel scheme

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300395
Title:
ARI policy position paper series, paper one: Free travel scheme
Authors:
McKenna, Adele
Affiliation:
Active Retirement Ireland
Publisher:
Active Retirement Ireland
Issue Date:
Jun-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/300395
Additional Links:
http://www.activeirl.ie/download/news/Free%20Travel%20Scheme%20Position%20Paper%20FINAL%2021%20June%202012.pdf?PHPSESSID=155475ae956892eb5be4fb5c6087d92b
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The purpose of the paper presented here by Active Retirement Ireland is to underline the importance of the Free Travel Scheme to the quality of life of older people in Ireland. Free Travel is available to anyone aged 66 or over who is resident in the State. It allows the holder of the pass to use public transport, and a number of private bus and ferry services, free of charge. The Free Travel Scheme is a “benefit-in kind scheme that confers a specific non-cash benefit on the recipient, usually in addition to a social welfare cash payment”1 This paper sets out the benefits of the Free Travel Scheme to older people by presenting unique case studies which document the experiences of ARI members who hold Free Travel Passes. The paper also enumerates the many contributions made by older people to communities, local economies and tourism which are facilitated and supported by their possession of the Free Travel Pass. The paper also argues for the retention of the Scheme in future, based on the large number of Government cuts which are having a negative impact on the lives of older people in Irish society, including cuts to the Fuel Allowance and loss of the annual Christmas bonus. Finally, this paper puts forward some recommendations concerning the future of the Free Travel Scheme. such as the State pension.
Keywords:
RETIREMENT; TRANSPORT; OLDER PEOPLE
Local subject classification:
FREE TRAVEL SCHEME
Series/Report no.:
ARI policy position paper series; Paper one

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, Adeleen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-30T10:49:36Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-30T10:49:36Z-
dc.date.issued2012-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/300395-
dc.descriptionThe purpose of the paper presented here by Active Retirement Ireland is to underline the importance of the Free Travel Scheme to the quality of life of older people in Ireland. Free Travel is available to anyone aged 66 or over who is resident in the State. It allows the holder of the pass to use public transport, and a number of private bus and ferry services, free of charge. The Free Travel Scheme is a “benefit-in kind scheme that confers a specific non-cash benefit on the recipient, usually in addition to a social welfare cash payment”1 This paper sets out the benefits of the Free Travel Scheme to older people by presenting unique case studies which document the experiences of ARI members who hold Free Travel Passes. The paper also enumerates the many contributions made by older people to communities, local economies and tourism which are facilitated and supported by their possession of the Free Travel Pass. The paper also argues for the retention of the Scheme in future, based on the large number of Government cuts which are having a negative impact on the lives of older people in Irish society, including cuts to the Fuel Allowance and loss of the annual Christmas bonus. Finally, this paper puts forward some recommendations concerning the future of the Free Travel Scheme. such as the State pension.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherActive Retirement Irelanden_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesARI policy position paper seriesen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPaper oneen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.activeirl.ie/download/news/Free%20Travel%20Scheme%20Position%20Paper%20FINAL%2021%20June%202012.pdf?PHPSESSID=155475ae956892eb5be4fb5c6087d92ben_GB
dc.subjectRETIREMENTen_GB
dc.subjectTRANSPORTen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subject.otherFREE TRAVEL SCHEMEen_GB
dc.titleARI policy position paper series, paper one: Free travel schemeen_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentActive Retirement Irelanden_GB
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