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DfT to overturn bus franchising free-for-all

BUSES

20 January 2017
Franchising is likely to require ministerial approval, except in mayoral combined authority areas
Franchising is likely to require ministerial approval, except in mayoral combined authority areas

 

A House of Lords amendment to the Bus Services Bill giving all local transport authorities in England the power to introduce bus franchising looks set to be overturned by the Government.

The original Bill proposed that franchise powers would only be available to mayoral combined authorities. For other areas a two-stage procedure would apply. In stage one the Government would make regulations allowing a particular category of authority to implement franchising – for instance a combined...

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