Concessionary bus travel: guidance for local authorities

Guidance for local authorities on reimbursing bus operators and assessing passengers' eligibility for concessionary travel.

These documents provide guidance to local authorities on the national bus concession in England. They explain how local authorities should:

  • assess passengers’ eligibility for concessionary bus travel
  • reimburse bus operators for concessionary passengers



Published 28 November 2014
Last updated 20 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added two research reports.
  2. Guidance on concessionary travel note on eligibility added to collection.
  3. Concessionary travel smartcard permit administration guidance for local authorities in England published.
  4. First published.