Local authority leaders have urged the Government to not overlook counties in its forthcoming bus investment strategy, as a new report makes clear the scale of decline in public transport in rural and remote areas.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.