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Proposed reductions to bus service subsidy

We are consulting on proposals to reduce the amount we spend subsidising local bus services to £1.5m every year from April 2016. We have put together proposals which are designed to make the best use of the funding available to provide services which meet the day-to-day transport needs of local communities.

About this consultation

In April 2014, we implemented proposals to reduce the amount we spend subsidising bus services by £2m every year. This was part of our commitment to reduce our overall expenditure by £92m by the end of March 2015. Further announcements by the government over future funding mean we now need to find a further estimated £75.9m between 2015 and 2019.

In order to contribute to this target, we are consulting on proposals to reduce the amount we spend subsidising local bus services to £1.5m every year from April 2016. We have put together proposals which are designed to make the best use of the funding available to provide services which meet the day-to-day transport needs of local communities.

Consultation documents

Please see the following documents for details of our proposals (including our community drop-in sessions), current and proposed timetables and equality impact assessment.

Give us your views

This consultation closed on 14 August 2015.

This page was last updated on 18 August 2015