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Letters to the editor: Issue 594 13 Apr 2012

How will BSOG reforms deliver any tangible benefits?

Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1

I have difficulties with the Government’s proposals regarding Bus Services Operating Grant (BSOG) (‘DfT strikes ringfencing deal for partial devolution of bus subsidy’ LTT 30 Mar). Under the plans, BSOG payable with reference to fuel consumed on tendered services will be paid, not to the operator, but to the tendering authority. The Government thinks this is “creating an opportunity for local councils to use this new money alongside existing money to improve...

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