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.

Chancellor urged to invest in buses

15 October 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak may have decided that this is not the time to go ahead with the Budget, as he confirmed recently, but the Treasury is still looking at future spending plans as it continues with the Comprehensive Spending Review.

Still time to comment on proposed changes to Highway Code

12 October 2020

Proposals to introduce a hierarchy of road users, clarify pedestrian and cyclist priority and establish safer overtaking are including in a consultation on a review of the Highway Code launched a few weeks ago by the Department for Transport (DfT).

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.