Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG)

All guidance and related publications about the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG).

Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) is paid to operators of eligible local bus services and community transport organisations to help them recover some 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 fares down and enabling them to run services that might otherwise be unprofitable and cancelled.

The Department for Transport is 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 incentives as part of BSOG:

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. BSOG reform letter: 23 August 2012

    • 23 August 2012
    • Correspondence
  5. Bus Service Operators Grant reform: letter to English bus operators

    • 2 July 2012
    • Correspondence
  6. BSOG reform letter: 23 May 2012

    • 23 May 2012
    • Correspondence

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. Ending the Bus Service Operators Grant coach concession: impact assessment

    • 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. Bus Service Operators Grant: conditions of eligibility

    • 16 October 2008
    • Guidance