Issue details

Concessionary Fares Bus Operator Reimbursement

To seek approval to continue to maintain statutory concessionary travel reimbursement payments to local bus service operators at pre-COVID levels in line with government expectations. To note the government’s intent to implement a concessionary travel recovery strategy at the start of the next financial year (2022/23) which will allow Travel Concession Authorities (TCAs) to return to making payments to meet the actual patronage levels. Noting in the event the recovery strategy is delayed reimbursement payments based on the current arrangement would be continued.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/11/2021

Decision due: 15 Nov 2021 by Overview and Scrutiny Board

Decision due: 15 Dec 2021 by Cabinet

Decision due: 4 Jan 2022 by Council

Lead member: Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability

Contact: John McVey, Passenger Transport and Accessibility Manager Email:

Agenda items


  • Concessionary Fares Bus Operator Reimbursement