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Spending Review pledge still leaves questions over re-booting bus services

Jonathan Bray looks at the fine detail behind the chancellor Rishi Sunak’s bus funding announcement, and finds the final package is not as generous as initially suggested

Jonathan Bray
17 November 2021

 

Now that the dust has settled from last month’s Comprehensive Spending Review, it’s becoming clearer what actually happened.

1. First the good news. Mayoral combined authorities have benefitted from capital spending packages (City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements) which were at the upper end of expectations. These funding packages also bundle up what were formerly separate funding streams into a single longer term funding stream. The greater certainty this gives allows...

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