KEY ACHIEVEMENTS NUMBER 9: GETTING HtD TRAVEL ALLOWANCE RE-INSTATED FOR FERRY USERS

In light of our local road congestion, it is vital that commuters in our area have other, more sustainable, options available to them. However for years, service personnel travelling across the Harbour to work in Portsmouth were only able to claim back their travel costs if they went by car.

For three years I campaigned for the Home-to-Duty travel allowance to be reinstated for our armed forces commuting to work on the Gosport Ferry. I even brought Government Ministers to our area to get them on side. I was delighted when the MoD finally agreed.

As one of the most expensive stretches of water in the UK it would be great to see ferry fares lower for all commuters, but in our quest to take cars off the roads at peak times every little helps!