Bus subsidy reform: letter to bus operators about changes to the bus subsidy regime
Letter to bus operators concerning changes that come in on 1 October 2013 and 1 January 2014.
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This letter to bus operators reminds them of the changes to the bus subsidy regime which will come in on 1 October 2013 and 1 January 2014.
In summary, on 1 October 2013:
- operators of bus services under tender to Transport for London (TfL) will no longer be able to claim Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) for these services - instead DfT will pay a broadly equivalent amount of grant annually to Transport for London and the Greater London Authority
- community transport (section 19) services which local councils operate in-house will no longer be eligible for BSOG - instead DfT will pay a fixed amount of grant annually to each of these councils
- the eligibility rules will change, and certain types of service will no longer be eligible for BSOG - for more details see paragraph 1.31 of the Bus subsidy reform consultation analysis (PDF, 211KB)
Then, on 1 January 2014, the following will happen:
- operators of bus services under tender to local councils outside London will no longer be able to claim BSOG for these services - instead DfT will pay a broadly equivalent amount of grant to the local council which tendered these services