My boyfriend is disabled (registered blind) and is entitled to free bus travel with the correct pass, from what I understand. So, he lives in Wales and has a pass issued by his local area which entitles both him and me to free bus travel. Great because I don't drive, so we have to use public transport together. When he visits me in England, his pass isn't valid. So I have googled around and found that disabled people are entitled to free bus travel in England too, however, he isn't resident here and so has to pay. I don't expect my travel to be free, as his companion, but it seems ridiculous that he has to pay in England.
I know it probably has to do with the devolved government etc, but if it's free travel for disabled people in Wales and England, then why can't an English disabled person travel for free in Wales and a disabled Welsh person travel free in England?!!
Is it the same for OAPs and their free travel? or have I missed a trick here?