Will office culture be a thing of the past?   Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT   I’m going to break the habit of a lifetime and on this occasion will refrain from any grumbling. The situation we face today… Read More

Shapps – bus rescue package is days away Shapps tells MPs that bus sector is next in line for help, and writes letter to CPT boss Graham Vidler  Shapps said that the plight of smaller bus operators was a particular concern   Transport secretary Grant Shapps told MPs this week that buses would be the… Read More

Emergency support for the Scottish bus industry Concessionary travel reimbursement and Bus Service Operator Grant payments to be maintained at the levels forecasted prior to the impact of COVID-19     The Scottish Government has announced that it will provide bus operators with additional financial assistance to maintain essential services. This is intended to offset… Read More

Bus companies offer free travel to NHS staff Edwards Coaches and Warrington’s Own Buses offer support to healthcare workers during period of “uncertainty and angst”     Two bus operators are offering free travel to NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic. South Wales-based Edwards Coaches has been offering free travel on its local bus services… Read More

Bus operators urge action to prevent job losses Britain’s bus operators today warn that tens of thousands of jobs could go within weeks unless the government agrees an immediate £1bn rescue package     Ministers are being urged to get behind the industry now or risk the decimation of a national bus network that is… Read More