Controversial changes to a county-wide bus pass for schoolchildren have seen a drop in applications, figures show.

The county council has seen 3,117 fewer requests from parents for the permit compared to this time last year.

Figures released under the Freedom of Information Act show there were 27,340 applications for KCC’s new version of the pass in 2013 , compared to 24,223 this year – a drop of 11%.

Reported by Kent Online. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.