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Welsh and Scottish governments refuse to increase BSOG rates

By Rhodri Clark
03 July 2008
Operators are warning that no increase in BSOG could see fares increase and services axed
Operators are warning that no increase in BSOG could see fares increase and services axed

 

Bus operators in Wales are starting to reduce services and raise fares because the Welsh Assembly Government will not increase Bus Service Operators Grant to cover last October’s 2p fuel-duty increase. The governing Labour-Plaid Cymru coalition took the decision ahead of a review of bus subsidies.

The SNP-led Scottish Executive has also chosen not to increase BSOG payments to compensate for duty rises, blaming a tight spending review in Westminster. This week the issue was raised in...

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