TfL's new fare structure will deliver a better deal for part-time workers, after pressure from Lib Dems. Daily Oyster fare caps are now set at 20% the cost of a week - giving the same saving as commuters who buy a weekly ticket. The overall fare rise will be 2.5% over 2014.
After a long campaign from Liberal Democrat assembly members, led by Caroline Pidgeon, a new fare structure is being introduced to give part-time workers the same discounts on tube, Overground and DLR fares as those who buy a weekly travelcard. From January, the daily cap for Oyster pay-as-you-go users is set at 20% of the weekly season ticket price, with new caps introduced to cover different combinations of zones.
Obviously this will differ quite a lot by where you live in London and the biggest savings will be felt in inner-London boroughs like Hackney. As Caroline Pidgeon has pointed out, "Hidden away in the Mayor’s fare package is the harsh fact that people from outer London, such as Uxbridge and Kingston... will from the New Year face significantly higher fares when using Oyster Pay as you go."
You can find a detailed analysis here, and more details on the Lib Dem position here.