FOI request detail

TFL Staff & Nominees - Free Travel

Request ID: FOI-1881-2223
Date published: 09 November 2022

You asked

1, Please confirm the total cost of the free travel. 2. Is this a deductable perk.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-1881-2223

Thank you for your request received by us on 4 November 2022 asking for information about TfL Staff and Nominees passes.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can confirm that we hold the information you require. You asked:
  1. Please confirm the total cost of the free travel.

There is no cost to TfL because the number of journeys made is a tiny proportion of the 13m journeys made every day on TfL-run transport, meaning no additional services need to be operated.
All TfL employees and their nominees are expected to act as ambassadors for TfL, helping ensure the security of the system and helping assist our customers where necessary.
  1. Is this a deductible perk.

No, Staff and Nominee passes are discretionary benefits. They are a key recruitment and retention tool and come as part of job employment packs. Their provision has been a long-standing part of the overall reward package given to both TfL employees and third parties such as bus operators since before TfL was formed in 2000.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Eva Hextall
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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