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Tourist businesses worth billions may close because they are excluded from tourism and leisure rate relief scheme

May 01 2020

Trade associations representing thousands of tourist businesses, together with the Local Government Association, have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking him to urgently change civil servants’ interpretation of his Coronavirus Business Rates Relief Scheme, launched to support the UK’s hospitality and leisure industries.

CPT Consultation Response: Amendments to Driver CPC regulations

April 28 2020

CPT's response to Amendments to Driver CPC regulations

We need you to back Britain’s coaches says CPT

April 16 2020

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) is today launching ‘Back Britain’s Coaches’, a major initiative calling on the Government to provide support for the coach industry during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Funding Transport

April 08 2020

David Bayliss, Stephen Glaister and Tony Travers address the problems of funding local transport infrastructure and transport services without making additional financial demands on central or local government.

CPT statement - driver safety

April 08 2020

“Bus operators across the country are providing an essential service at a time of national emergency. This couldn’t be done without the thousands of drivers and other staff doing an incredible job to keep routes running and keeping them and passengers safe is our top priority.

Almost £400million to keep England’s buses running

April 04 2020

The package, agreed jointly with the bus industry, will keep key routes running to provide a lifeline for those who cannot work from home, including those travelling to jobs on the frontline of the UK’s fight against Covid-19, such as NHS staff.  

Scottish Government announces funding for Coach Tour operators

April 01 2020

Following discussions with CPT Scotland, Scottish Government policy leads have confirmed that the depots/offices of Coach Tour operators will be included in the definition of leisure sector, and operators should now be able to access funding to help with the impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak.

CPT Cymru calls for further funding to deliver “emergency bus network”

March 30 2020

CPT Cymru, the bus industry representative body in Wales, has highlighted that further funding will be required or bus operators will be unable to deliver an emergency bus network across Wales during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Britain’s bus operators warn that tens of thousands of jobs could go within weeks unless the government agrees an immediate £1 billion rescue package

March 26 2020

Ministers are being urged to get behind the industry now or risk the decimation of a national bus network that is getting critical sector employees to work during the current crisis and is central to communities and regional economies all year round.