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No legal basis for councils to buy First bus businesses

Buses

Rhodri Clark
14 October 2019
 

The law does not explicitly permit councils to buy bus businesses, which FirstGroup is seeking to divest, Aberdeen councillors were informed last week.

Councillors in several Scottish cities and South Wales are interested in taking over local FirstGroup operations. Some have instructed officers to explore what this would involve. Aberdeen City Council has already approved a motion instructing officers to “contact those involved in the proposed sale of First Aberdeen noting the...

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