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Background to the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG)

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Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) is a grant paid to operators of eligible local bus services and community transport organisations to help them recover some of their fuel costs. The amount each bus company receives is based on their annual fuel consumption.

The aim of BSOG is to benefit passengers. It does this by helping operators keep their fares down and enabling operators to run services that might not otherwise be profitable and might be cancelled.

We are introducing a balanced package of reforms to the bus subsidy system in England.

Smart ticketing and automatic vehicle location (AVL) equipment

The following letter features information for English bus operators who are claiming smartcard or automatic vehicle location (AVL) incentives as part of BSOG:

BSOG documents: 2013

Published in 2013, these documents feature further information about BSOG:

  1. Bus subsidy reform: letter to local councils stating when BSOG funds will be devolved

    • 18 November 2013
    • Correspondence
  2. Changes to Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) rates

    • 4 February 2014
    • Correspondence
  3. Bus subsidy reform: letter to bus operators about changes to the bus subsidy regime

    • 16 October 2013
    • Correspondence
  4. Bus subsidy reform: letter to local councils about devolving funding for tendered services

    • 16 October 2013
    • Correspondence
  5. Better buses for English regions

    • 10 October 2013
    • Press release
  6. New Better Bus Areas

    • 10 October 2013
    • Statement to Parliament
  7. Bus Service Operators Grant payments to English operators up to 31 March 2013

    • 29 July 2013
    • Guidance
  8. Bus subsidy reform: July 2013 letters

    • 16 July 2013
    • Correspondence
  9. More freedom for councils on bus funding

    • 5 July 2013
    • Press release
  10. Consultation on bus subsidy reform

    • 5 July 2013
    • Consultation outcome
  11. List of English bus operators claiming smartcard, automatic vehicle locations or low carbon emission buses incentives

    • 20 May 2013
    • Guidance
  12. Bus funding review in Wales newsletter 3

    • 1 May 2013
    • Correspondence
  13. Better Bus Areas and BSOG reform conference

    • 25 April 2013
    • Speech
  14. Better Bus Areas workshop materials

    • 18 April 2013
    • Guidance
  15. Bus funding review in Wales newsletter 2

    • 11 March 2013
    • Correspondence
  16. Bus Service Operators Grant reform and Better Bus Areas

    • 26 February 2013
    • Guidance
  17. Bus funding review in Wales newsletter 1

    • 21 February 2013
    • Correspondence
  18. BSOG reform letter 4

    • 25 January 2013
    • Correspondence
  19. BSOG reform letter issued to Welsh bus operators

    • 22 January 2013
    • Correspondence
  20. BSOG reform letter 3

    • 8 January 2013
    • Correspondence

BSOG documents: 2012

Published in 2012, these documents feature further information about BSOG:

  1. Bus Service Operator's Grant information packs

    • 22 October 2012
    • Guidance
  2. BSOG reform letter to local authorities

    • 4 October 2012
    • Correspondence
  3. Letter to all English bus operators about bus service operators grant reform

    • 17 September 2012
    • Correspondence
  4. Consultation on bus subsidy reform

    • 13 September 2012
    • Press release
  5. BSOG reform letter 2

    • 23 August 2012
    • Correspondence
  6. Letter to all English bus operators about Bus Service Operators Grant reform

    • 2 July 2012
    • Correspondence
  7. BSOG reform letter 1

    • 23 May 2012
    • Correspondence
  8. Bus Service Operator Grant (BSOG) payments to English operators up to 31 March 2012

    • 2 April 2012
    • Research and analysis

BSOG documents: 2008 to 2011

Published between 2008 and 2011, these documents feature further information about BSOG:

  1. Certification of dedicated gas buses as low carbon emission buses

    • 15 December 2011
    • Guidance
  2. Impact assessment on ending the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) coach concession

    • 2 November 2011
    • Impact assessment
  3. Letter to bus operators claiming BSOG for free bus services

    • 10 March 2011
    • Correspondence
  4. Certification of a low carbon emission bus

    • 12 July 2010
    • Guidance
  5. Conditions of Eligibility (PSV360) for Bus Service Operators Grant

    • 16 October 2008
    • Guidance

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