Bus charity concerned about Covid recovery funding

25 January 2022

The chief executive of the Passenger Transport charity Bus Users, Claire Walters, has written an open letter to Sharon Maddix, Deputy Director Local Transport at the Department for Transport (DfT) to raise concerns over potentially devastating cuts to bus services planned to coincide with the end of Covid recovery funding.

Operator has licence revoked after blaming his drivers

24 January 2022

When caught operating too many vehicles for their licence and with more than 200 drivers’ hours offences in a three-month period, Hunter Transport’s operator sought to blame all of the problems on his drivers.

Fines increase for London red route violations

21 January 2022

With effect from 17 January 2022, Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the charge for ignoring the rules on some of London's busiest roads has increased from £130 to £160.

Free bus travel for under-22s in Scotland

20 January 2022

With a focus on children and young people who need to make essential journeys, applications are now open for all five to 21 year-olds living in Scotland to access free bus travel.

Disabled Persons Passenger Charter is announced

14 January 2022

A new charter to boost consumer confidence and provide an online one-stop shop on passenger rights and complaints procedures for disabled people has been announced by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Temporary relaxations of rules on drivers' hours

12 January 2022

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Department for Transport (DfT) have announced a new temporary relaxations of the rules on drivers' hours take effect from 12:01am on 12 January until 11:59pm on 10 February 2022, subject to review.

Portsmouth has now introduced a Clean Air Zone

11 January 2022

Portsmouth City Council was identified by the UK Government as one of over 60 local authorities with air pollution levels higher than legal limits. It was told to make improvements as soon as possible.

SMEs can reclaim Covid SSP costs from HMRC

7 January 2022

Coming into force on 14 January 2022, the Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers’ Liabilities) Regulations 2022 (SI 2022/5) provide for certain small and medium-sized employers to reclaim some or all of their Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) costs from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).