Bus Services: Finance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 30th June 2022.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June to Question 14617, with reference to the £1.1 billion funding for bus transformation deals for local transport authorities, how much (a) has been allocated to local authorities as at 8 June 2022, and (b) has been spent by local authorities on expenditure other than that which will deliver (i) London-style fares, (ii) infrastructure, or (iii) service improvements.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

On 4 April 2022 the Government announced indicative funding allocations totalling over £1 billion to thirty-one Local Transport Authorities (LTAs) to deliver Bus Service Improvement Plans (BSIPs), as part of £3 billion for buses over the course of this Parliament. Confirmation and release of the funding is conditional on LTAs providing satisfactory plans showing how they intend to spend that funding, and submission of draft Enhanced Partnerships, Enhanced Partnership variations, or franchising delivery plans by 1 July.

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