Consultation outcome

The passenger rail public service obligation levy

This consultation has concluded

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Putting passengers at the heart of the railway: supporting sustainable competition

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Detail of outcome

Government response for the public service obligation levy consultation. The response sets out our preferred option for the levy and the next steps in taking it forward.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on introducing a public service obligation levy for open access rail passenger operators to contribute towards the provision of public service obligations.

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Consultation description

Seeks views on the introduction of a public service obligation levy for open access rail passenger operators. Specifically on:

  • the principle of the levy
  • the proposed scope and design of the levy
  • high level options for implementation

The levy is intended to allow open access operators to contribute where they are able to, towards the provision of socially and economically important, but ultimately unprofitable, public service obligation services.

This is part of the government’s response to the Competition and Markets Authority report on passenger rail competition.

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The passenger rail public service obligation levy

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Published 21 February 2017
Last updated 10 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Response to the passenger rail public service obligation levy consultation.
  2. First published.