New app promotes safer bus travel in Scotland

12 October 2020

Prentice of Haddington, McColls Travel and Garelochhead Coaches, three Scotland-based bus operators, have partnered with technology firm Passenger to introduce a new app which, they hope, will help rebuild trust in public transport as the Covid lockdown eases.

Firms closed due to Covid restrictions to get extra help

9 October 2020

In an extension to the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS), which is due to begin on 1 November 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that businesses across the UK are to be given support if required to close their premises due to coronavirus restrictions.

Towards a safe and sustainable bus sector

8 October 2020

The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) is to host an event aimed at stimulating the bus and coach sector, recognising that it is struggling to deal with the effects of the pandemic as well as demands to reduce carbon emissions.

London Mayor launches bus and coach scrappage scheme

6 October 2020

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a new scrappage scheme targeting some of the most polluting vehicles in advance of the tighter Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards, which will come into force in the capital on 1 March 2021.

Claiming the Job Retention Bonus from next February

5 October 2020

When the Chancellor announced his package of measures in July, he included a Job Retention Bonus. This is a £1000 one-off taxable payment to employers for each eligible employee that they furlough and keep continuously employed until 31 January 2021.

Chancellor announces new Job Support Scheme and dispenses Budget

25 September 2020

It is to say the least unusual for a Chancellor to cancel one of the Government’s financial set-pieces of the year — in this case the Autumn Budget planned for November — but as Rishi Sunak explained to fellow MPs these are unprecedented times.