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Bus Services: Private Sector

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 42242, tabled on 30 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support private coach and bus companies facing financial difficulty as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

12 May 2020

The Government is supporting essential bus services across England with a funding package totalling £397 million.

In March the Chancellor announced £330 billion of guarantees, so businesses, such as coach operators, have access to the funds to pay essential bills. This includes the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which has been extended until the end of October.