UK’s first all-electric bus cities

18 January 2021

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that Coventry and Oxford are developing proposals to become the first parts of the UK to run all-electric bus services.

Union calls for investigation into bus and coach fires

13 January 2021

A rising trend of bus and coach fires must be “thoroughly investigated”, transport union RMT has demanded after figures obtained by The Scotsman showed they increased for three consecutive years.

Warning about Driver CPC periodic training

8 January 2021

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) periodic training is to be monitored by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to ensure drivers are not unnecessarily repeating training as part of the 35-hour requirement.

Employment rights after Brexit

7 January 2021

When the 11-month transition period ended on 31 December 2020, the UK finally completed its slow withdrawal from the European Union with, at the last possible moment, a trade deal setting out at least part of their future relationship.

EU-UK passenger transport after Brexit

6 January 2021

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) recently published details of changes ahead for international bus and coach services operating in the EU (see Post-Brexit details for bus and coach operators).

New lockdown grants to support businesses

5 January 2021

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off top-up grant worth up to £9000 to help them through to the Spring, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.

Post-Brexit details for bus and coach operators

5 January 2021

As the transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) warned international bus and coach services operating in the EU of changes ahead.

New lockdown announced for England

5 January 2021

The Prime Minister announced a further national lockdown in England on 4 January 2021 with people told to stay at home, except for specific reasons including essential shopping, to work (if it is not reasonable for their job to be done at home), to exercise, to seek medical help or to escape domestic abuse.

Scotland underlines stay-at-home rules

4 January 2021

On 4 January 2021, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon decided that the situation with regard to increased rates of coronavirus infection warranted the recall of the Scottish Government from its Christmas recess.