Policy paper

Summary of the Bus Services Bill

Information summarising the main points in the Bus Services Bill and explaining how the government hope they will work in practice.

Documents

Bus Services Bill: an overview

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Bus Services Bill: table summary of proposed changes and benefits

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Bus Services Bill: policy scoping notes

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Details

Information summarising the main measures in the Bus Services Bill and explaining how government intends that they will work in practice.

The summary information includes:

  • an overview of the practical application of the Bill
  • briefing about the proposed changes and potential passenger benefits
  • policy scoping notes to inform discussion of the regulation making powers at committee stage in the House of Lords

The main points of the Bus Services Bill are:

  • to strengthen arrangements for partnership working in the sector, introducing ‘enhanced partnerships’
  • introduce new franchising powers with decisions at a local level
  • to provide for a step change in the information available to bus passengers
Published 16 June 2016
Last updated 25 January 2017 + show all updates
  1. Changes to publication following the Bill’s passage through the House of Lords.
  2. First published.