Here is an anomaly which may affect those who currently use concessionary travel passes when commuting to work:
Many visually-impaired people are eligible for some form of concessionary bus travel within the district in which they live. From April this year, new legislation will come into effect in England which will enable all residents over 60 and people who are registered disabled to travel free of charge on any off-peak bus service within England (separate schemes already exist for residents of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland).
However, in many parts of England regional schemes currently exist which permit Blind people to travel free all day. These will be superseded by the new scheme in April. Blind people who currently enjoy free travel to work in the peak hours will no longer be able to travel free before 9:30am on a weekday. This could have implications for working Visually-Impaired persons for whom free / discounted travel is a strong economic factor in determining the location and type of work they can do.
Obviously, the introduction of free travel across England will be a boon to many. Also, the current system is not consistent. However, personally-speaking, I shall be inconvenienced by the time restrictions that will be part of the new scheme. However, I am keen to find out if many others will also be adversely affected by the change.