Action before reference
The OFT carried out a market study into local bus services.
Reasons for reference
Date of reference: 7 January 2010.
The OFT has referred the local bus services, excluding London and Northern Ireland, to the Competition Commission (CC) for investigation. The key reasons for this are that low levels of competition in many bus
markets both in the supply of commercial services and tendered services may be resulting in poor outcomes for bus users and taxpayers.
Information on the Competition Commission’s local bus services market investigation is on GOV.UK