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Bus Services: Finance

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL12238, tabled on 18 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to announce funding to support bus services during the COVID-19 pandemic after current funding runs out at the end of March; and what plans they have to announce funding that will cover the full 2021/22 financial year.

Answered on

25 January 2021

On 8 August, the Government announced rolling funding of up to £27.3 million a week to support bus services until a time when funding is no longer needed. Government does not have defined conditions for winding down the funding, but instead will continue to work with bus operators and local authorities to review when it is appropriate to end the funding.