March 15 2023

Graham Vidler, CEO of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, responding to the Spring Budget said:

“The freeze on fuel duty will provide welcome short-term relief to bus and coach operators grappling with rising costs.

“For the longer term, it is vital that bus and coach win their fair share of funding from the new devolved settlements to ensure we can continue to lead the shift to more sustainable transport.

“In the meantime, we are working with the Government to deliver for passengers, not just those in areas who have won funding. The sector needs a stable, long-term funding settlement to encourage more people to choose bus and coach over car. This is crucial for the UK’s wealth and health.”