Government agrees extraordinary funding package for TfL

10 November 2020

Replacing the agreement signed in May, the Government and the Mayor of London have agreed a second extraordinary funding and financing package for Transport for London (TfL) for the period to 31 March 2021.

Statutory guidance on financial standing updated

10 November 2020

The Senior Traffic Commissioner’s Statutory Document No. 2 on Finance has been updated to reflect new financial standing levels for January 2021. The new levels will be £8200 for the first vehicle and £4550 for each subsequent vehicle.

DVSA issues fresh warning over old tyres

6 November 2020

As we reported in July, the Government has decided that tyres over 10 years old are to be banned from use on heavy vehicles (see “Old lorry tyres to be banned”).

Government extends furlough scheme to March

5 November 2020

Only a few days ago we reported on the Chancellor’s decision to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) as a result of the Government’s decision to take England into a second lockdown (see Furlough extended as PM sets new national restrictions for England).

TUC campaigns to save Yorkshire’s buses

29 October 2020

As the Government’s eight weeks of emergency funding for buses came to an end, the TUC highlighted recent reports which suggest that 40% of Yorkshire’s bus services could be lost if funding is not maintained.

Report paints worrying picture for future of bus services

29 October 2020

The future of local public transport services is at serious risk — including the potential for deep cuts to bus services — without continued Covid-19 financial support from the Government, according to a new report.

Chancellor increases financial support for businesses and workers

29 October 2020

The Government has responded to recent complaints by political leaders in areas being told to move to the highest level of coronavirus restrictions by, in its words, significantly increasing the generosity and reach of its winter support schemes.