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Bus Services: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 52616, tabled on 1 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the income of private sector bus operators that has been met by (a) Government and (b) local authorities since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

9 June 2020

The COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant (CBSSG) was established to help protect and increase bus services, allowing people?travelling to hospitals, supermarkets or their place of work to get to their destination safely and quickly, while helping ensure there is enough space for them to observe social distancing guidelines. There will be a reconciliation process after every 12 weeks of funding to ensure that no operator is made better or worse off by providing these services with government and local authority support. This will include collecting data on how much of their financial shortfall has been made up by local authority support.