More ‘Bus Driver Magistrates’ Needed Says Think Tank

joshA report by think tank Policy Exchange says that urgent action is needed to boost working class participation in public life, including the expansion of a scheme in London which saw bus drivers working as Magistrates.

The report praised a London bus company and the Magistrates Association for joining forces to encourage bus drivers to become magistrates.

Being a magistrate is unpaid, although expenses and some allowances are available.

But bus company Go-Ahead pays staff in full for time taken off during normal working hours to be a Magistrate, and now benefits from “more well rounded and experienced” employees who were more loyal and had higher morale, the report said.

More information about becoming a Magistrate is available at:

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