Local bus services market investigation reference (OFT)

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) referred the local bus services market to the Competition Commission (CC) for investigation.

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.

Key documents

Information on the Competition Commission’s local bus services market investigation is on GOV.UK

Published 7 January 2010