To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Enhanced Partnerships are operating in England outside London; and what the current status is of any proposed Enhanced Partnerships not yet operating.
76 Local Transport Authorities (LTAs) in England outside London are pursuing an Enhanced Partnership (EP) to deliver their Bus Service Improvement Plans (BSIPs) and provide better bus services to passengers. The majority of LTAs that have been awarded BSIP funding have now made their EPs.
For LTAs not in receipt of BSIP funding, 10 are finalising the content of their EP, in consultation with local bus operators and the rest have either now made their EP or are in the final stage awaiting the approval of local decision makers before making their EP. We expect the vast majority of EPs to be made and in operation by 31 March 2023.