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Item 17 - Freedom Pass 2015 Reissue Progress Report (TEC18/6)

This report provides Members with an update on the progress of the renewal of approximately 970,000 Freedom Passes which expired on 31 March 2015, the development of a new first time application process, and a review of the policy on charging for replacement passes.



Members are asked to:

1.    Note the outcome of the Freedom Pass 2015 reissue 
2.    Note the establishment of new procedures for first time Freedom Pass applicants
3.    Note that the policy on charging for replacement passes has been revised to make express mention that discretion to waive the administrative charge may be exercised in appropriate circumstances, and that this policy will be kept under regular review.