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Welsh Government sees new bus grant as foundation for recovery

The Welsh Government was criticised for its handling of bus services during the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, with emergency funding being slow to flow. Ministers believe a new grant scheme provides the basis for industry recovery as lockdown restrictions ease

22 January 2021
Under BES2, operators will be allowed to make a two per cent margin
Under BES2, operators will be allowed to make a two per cent margin

 

A new funding model to help bus operators recover from Covid-19 should be put in place in Wales within the next few weeks. Local authorities and operators have been studying the fine print of a legal agreement prepared by the Welsh Government for the new grant scheme, known as Bus Emergency Scheme 2 (BES2). All being well, the relevant parties will sign the agreement this month.

BES2 is actually the Welsh Government’s fourth scheme to help operators  during Covid-19. The £29m...

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