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very wealthy ex pil moving to seven oaks gloating about free unlimited travel

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concernedgfuk Thu 18-Jun-15 12:24:21

My ex pils have just moved to seven oaks. They are very wealthy (partner of doctors s) and a big reason was so that they will get unlimited London travel for the rest of their lives. This amounts to almost 10k a year.

I'm pissed as they've never paid London council tax and could easily afford the travel cost and for me it's a huge expense I need to pay to work. I just wish they would stop going on bout it. Very unthoughtful and they are just out to get free stuff regardless of if they need / deserve it.

chocolateyay Thu 18-Jun-15 12:25:32

Why do they get a London Freedom pass if they live in Kent?

Moonatic Thu 18-Jun-15 12:34:28

No idea whether YABU. In fact, I'm not sure I understand your point at all. Wealthy people shouldn't move to Sevenoaks, is that it? If so, YABU.

BullshitS70 Thu 18-Jun-15 12:35:48

why didn't they pay council tax when they lived in London?

PotteringAlong Thu 18-Jun-15 12:36:41

The costs of moving to sevenoakes would be an awful lot more than £10k so that's not the only reason they've moved.

Cherryblossomsinspring Thu 18-Jun-15 12:38:25

Is it because they are over 65 or whatever the age is? If so, then of course they can use their free travel. Its currently available to them and I'm sure they have paid more than their share of tax over the years if thats what you are worried about. They aren't taking anything from you so its not healthy to feel so put out about it.

My mum can afford a train fare (she was a nurse but can afford a train if she has to pay for it) but gets great pleasure out of taking one all the way to see me. It would have cost her £80 each way. Its a small pleasure in life now that she gets it for free. I'm delighted to see her enjoy that small thing the Government has given back to her in her retirement.

LazyLouLou Thu 18-Jun-15 12:39:45

Here we go again...

MyVisionsComeFromSoup Thu 18-Jun-15 12:40:08

isn't it only off-peak buses? Which obviously are pretty good in London, but not that great outside London.

SunnyBaudelaire Thu 18-Jun-15 12:42:15

Yawn.
Sevenoaks is not in London.
At least do your research properly first, please. or go back to your bridge.

TwinkieTwinkle Thu 18-Jun-15 12:42:53

Can someone explain the OP to a non-Londoner, who has absolutely no idea what this is about?

prorsum Thu 18-Jun-15 12:49:11

If as Cherry says it's an age benefit, then what's the issue. If you got free travel would you like to be resented for it? Nothing is being taken from you, it's not as if every time they travel money is deducted from your bank account.

It really is a poisonous environment we live in at the moment; a certain section of the populace really resents anyone getting anything.

londonrach Thu 18-Jun-15 12:50:29

I dont think they can use the underground for free if in kent. They can certainly use the buses as every other person over 65. Maybe i read it wrong. www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/travelling-around-kent/bus-travel/bus-passes/senior-citizens-bus-pass

SunnyBaudelaire Thu 18-Jun-15 12:53:36

Twinkie, the OP is suggesting that these rich oldies are moving to London in order to get the 'Freedom Pass' which gives free transport in London to pensioners.
The problem is, he or she does not seem to realise that Sevenoaks is not in London so therefore the entire thread is based on a false premise.

8angle Thu 18-Jun-15 12:53:47

Twinkie I'm a Londoner and I still don't understand the OP! Also if they have been GP's all their lives I think free travel once retired is fair enough, if that's what this is even about!

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Thu 18-Jun-15 12:56:27

I think I know what the GF in your username stands for hmm

WorraLiberty Thu 18-Jun-15 12:56:38

Didn't Seven Oaks used in Kent?

Jeez you can't leave anything lying around these days...

WorraLiberty Thu 18-Jun-15 12:57:14

Ok, who stole my 'to be' from my last post?

Hand it over angry

SunnyBaudelaire Thu 18-Jun-15 12:58:37

besides what is wrong with moving somewhere with a better deal for pensioners? I have every intention of moving back to London before I turn 60 for this very reason.

titchy Thu 18-Jun-15 13:00:27

I want to know how they're BOTH partners of doctors - are they both on their second marriage having managed to screw every penny out of their first marriage to the doctor? Or what?

and everyone over 65 is entitled to free buses.

and Sevenoaks isn't in London so next time you troll raise this issue pick somewhere IN London where your facts will then be correct. Although of course this wold then mean they'd be paying London council tax so your argument wouldn't work. Oh dear....

Legionofboom Thu 18-Jun-15 13:00:38

I always thought Sevenoaks was one word <helpful>

londonrach Thu 18-Jun-15 13:01:05

'To be'. Sorry worra i was pondering if 'not to be' so borrowed yours.....grin

Hoppinggreen Thu 18-Jun-15 13:02:27

Well they could have free travel if they want to move to West Yorkshire too!!!!
Houses cheaper than Kent I imagine.

wannaBe Thu 18-Jun-15 13:03:17

this is bullshit. if you're going to --troll- make stuff up then at least do your homework as to which parts of kent would make one eligible for a freedom pass. Because there are some parts of kent which do. But I guess bromley doesn't sound as interesting as sevenoaks......

Sansarya Thu 18-Jun-15 13:04:24

I want to know how they're BOTH partners of doctors - are they both on their second marriage having managed to screw every penny out of their first marriage to the doctor? Or what?

Both are partners in a GP practice?

TwinkieTwinkle Thu 18-Jun-15 13:05:44

Thank you sunny! Glad someone else is as lost as me 8angle!

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