Bus Services Act

Information about the measures in the Bus Services Act, amendments and recommendations made, and impact assessments showing the effects of the act.

Information about the measures in the Bus Services Act and how government intends for them to work in practice.

The main points of the Bus Services Act are:

  • to strengthen arrangements for partnership working in the sector by introducing ‘enhanced partnerships’
  • to introduce new franchising powers with decision-making at a local level
  • to provide for a step change in the information available to bus passengers

Bus Services Act guidance

Published 20 May 2016
Last updated 17 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. 'The Bus Services Act 2017: local bus service registration in Enhanced Partnership areas' published.

  2. Advanced Quality Partnership Schemes guidance.

  3. Analysis of English votes for English laws in relation to the Bus Services Bill.

  4. First published.