Freedom Passes cost rise hits Newham Council

The Docklands Light Railway in Beckton. Picture: PA Wire/John Stillwell

The Docklands Light Railway in Beckton. Picture: PA Wire/John Stillwell - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The cost of Freedom Passes has risen by £396,000 for 2015/16.

The 3.23 per cent rise brings the cost to £12.665 million.

The cost is negotiated between London councils and Transport for London and passes are funded with a mixture of national grant and council tax.

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