Bus Services Act 2017

(asked on 12th April 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the provisions of the Bus Services Act 2017.


Answered by
Rachel Maclean Portrait
Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
This question was answered on 19th April 2021

The Bus Services Act 2017 prevents further local authority-owned bus companies being set up from scratch, and the National Bus Strategy commits that we will review whether that remains right.

If the review concludes it should be changed, a legislative proposal will be brought forward in due course. We will also update our existing guidance on using the Enhanced Partnership and franchising powers in the Act, to make it easier for operators and local transport authorities to focus on what they want to achieve.

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