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Bus Services: Finance

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 178674, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to make funding for buses available beyond the £3 billion worth of funding set out in the National Bus Strategy.

Answered on

19 April 2021

The National Bus Strategy announced £3 billion of transformational and long-term funding for buses.

In addition, the Government currently provides up to £27 million a week to support bus services through the COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant scheme and the ongoing Bus Service Operator Grant which is worth approximately £260 million each year. The Government also supports council spending of around £1 billion a year on concessionary travel.

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