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Bus Services: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 69611, tabled on 6 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide additional bespoke support to the leisure coach industry in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

14 July 2020

HM Treasury has made several measures available to UK businesses, including the leisure coach industry to financially support them through this time.

We are encouraging all operators to make use of the wide range of support measures which have been announced by the Chancellor, including £330 billion of Government support through loans and guarantees, designed to reach as many businesses as possible. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS), part of this package, has been extended until the end of October.

We are continuing to engage with the coach sector to understand what the ongoing risks and issues are, and how these could be addressed in light of the coronavirus outbreak.