Covid Bus Service Support

The DfT provided three sets of grant funding to support bus services during the pandemic and recovery period

These were the Covid Bus Service Support Grant (CBSSG) from 17/3/20 to 31/8/21, Covid Bus Recovery Grant (CBRG) from 1/9/21 to 5/4/22 and the Local Transport Fund (LTF) from 6/4/22 onwards.  LTF is expected to end on 31/3/23

17/03/20 – 13/04/20

OperatorAmountServicesMiles supportedKm. supported
BACT£6,528.44Community Transport3,3485,388
Big Green Bus Company/Star Cabs£707.7618313504
BSEVC£9,954.72Community Transport6,88111,074
CATS£11,019.64Community Transport12,52720,160
Chambers£1,048.48375, 379, 461464747
Coach Services£31,499.88200, 201, 332, 33313,93822,431
Felix Taxis£469.14715208335
First in Norfolk & Suffolk£14,846.4459, 70, 72, 9726,56910,572
Galloway£2,957.14118, 119, 38412,72820,484
Hadleigh CT£9,261.39Community Transport, 4614,1396,661
Ipswich Buses£7,499.20173, 1743,3185,340
Minibus & Coach Hire£2,763.853871,1771,894
Mulleys£29,189.27M33, M44, 312, 357, 358, 377, Bury Sundays12,91520,785
Suffolk Norse£3,327.7672, 163, 173, 179, 3002,9454,740
TVN£10,834.44Community Transport13,07521,042
Totals£141,907.55 94,545152,155

14/04/20 – 11/05/20

OperatorAmountServicesMiles supportedKm. supported
BACT£6,528.44Community Transport3,3485,388
Big Green Bus Company/Star Cabs£707.7618313504
BSEVC£9,954.72Community Transport6,88111,074
CATS£11,019.64Community Transport12,52720,160
Chambers£1,048.48375, 379, 461464747
Coach Services£31,499.88200, 201, 332, 33313,93822,431
Felix Taxis£469.14715208335
First in Norfolk & Suffolk£14,846.4459, 70, 72, 9726,56910,572
Galloway£2,957.143841,3082,105
Hadleigh CT£7,963.77Community Transport, 4614,2506,840
Ipswich Buses£7,499.20173, 1743,3185,340
Minibus & Coach Hire£2,867.81300, 3871,2692,042
Mulleys£29,189.27M33, M44, 312, 357, 358, 377, Bury Sundays12,91520,785
TVN£10,834.44Community Transport13,07521,042
Totals£137,386.13 80,383129,364

12/05/20 – 08/06/20

OperatorAmountServicesMiles supportedKm. supported
BACT£6,528.44Community Transport3,3485,388
Big Green Bus Company/Star Cabs£707.7618313504
BSEVC£9,954.72Community Transport6,88111,074
CATS£11,019.64Community Transport12,52720,160
Chambers£1,048.48375, 379, 461464747
Coach Services£31,499.88200, 201, 332, 33313,93822,431
Felix Taxis£469.14715208335
First in Norfolk & Suffolk£14,846.4459, 70, 72, 9726,56910,572
Galloway£2,957.143841,3082,105
Hadleigh CT£7,963.77Community Transport4,1396,661
Ipswich Buses£7,499.20173, 1743,3185,340
Minibus & Coach Hire£2,867.81300, 3871,1771,894
Mulleys£29,189.27M33, M44, 312, 357, 358, 377, Bury Sundays12,91520,785
TVN£10,834.44Community Transport13,07521,042
Totals£137,386.13 80,180129,037

09/06/20 – 03/08/20

OperatorAmountServicesMiles supportedKm. supported
BACT£6,039.75Community Transport6,69610,776
Big Green Bus Company/Star Cabs£564.91186261,007
BorderBus£15,149.68521, 522, 52416,79727,032
BSEVC£12,412.38Community Transport13,76222,148
CATS£22,597.82Community Transport25,05540,322
Chambers£836.86375, 379, 4619281,493
Coach Services£25,142.24200, 201, 332, 33327,87644,862
Felix Taxis£374.45715415668
First in Norfolk & Suffolk£22,393.4059, 70, 72, 99, 163, 173, 179, 97224,82839,957
Galloway£22,959.86118, 119, 38425,45640,967
Hadleigh CT£7,466.05Community Transport8,27813,322
Ipswich Buses£23,245.2492, 93, 94, 111, 111A, 115, 116, 173, 17425,77341,478
Minibus & Coach Hire£2,289.00300, 3872,5384,085
Mulleys£24,773.21M33, M44, 312, 357, 358, 377, Bury Sundays27,46744,204
Simonds£55,370.92112, 113, 114, 304, 33861,39198,799
Stephensons£5,556.90166,1619,915
TVN£23,584.81Community Transport26,14942,083
Totals£270,757.50 300,196483,119

04/08/20 – 28/09/20

OperatorAmountServicesMiles supportedKm. supported
BACT£6,666.85Community Transport6,55710,552
Big Green Bus Company/Star Cabs£568.62186311,015
BorderBus£14,767.29521, 522, 52416,40826,406
BSEVC£12,123.18Community Transport2,0853,355
CATS£22,476.55Community Transport24,58139,559
Chambers£793.44375, 379, 4618821,419
Coach Services£24,563.61200, 201, 332, 33327,29343,924
Felix Taxis£373.687154268
First in Norfolk & Suffolk£29,059.8959, 70, 72, 99, 115, 116 163, 173, 179, 97232,29151,967
Galloway£10,967.40118, 119, 38412,18619,611
Hadleigh CT£8,197.75Community Transport8,10813,049
Ipswich Buses£30,658.9592, 93, 94, 111, 115, 11634,00554,726
Minibus & Coach Hire£2,099.88300, 3872,3333,755
Mulleys£26,530.29M33, M44, 111, 312, 357, 358, 377, Bury Sundays29,47747,439
Simonds£54,101.70112, 113, 114, 304, 33860,11396,742
Stephensons£5,431.32166,0359,712
TVN£24,075.03Community Transport25,60641,209
Totals£273,455.43 288,633464,510

29/9/20 – 23/11/20

OperatorAmountServicesMiles supportedKm. supported
BACT£6,026.40Community Transport6,69610,776
Big Green Bus Company/Star Cabs£583.20186481,043
BorderBus£15,111.36521, 522, 52416,79027,021
BSEVC£12,381.12Community Transport2,1243,418
CATS£22,593.60Community Transport25,10440,401
Chambers£793.44375, 379, 4618821,419
Coach Services£25,086.24200, 201, 332, 33327,85444,827
Felix Taxis£373.687154268
First in Norfolk & Suffolk£36,703.1559, 70, 72, 73, 74, 99, 115, 116 163, 97240,78265,632
Hadleigh CT£7,452.00Community Transport8,28013,325
Ipswich Buses£41,441.7692, 93, 94, 111, 118, 11946,04674,104
Minibus & Coach Hire£2,152.80300, 3872,3923,850
Mulleys£29,293.92M33, M44, 111, 312, 357, 358, 37731,95751,430
Simonds£55,252.80112, 113, 114, 304, 33861,39298,801
Stephensons£5,546.88166,1639,918
TVN£23,535.36Community Transport26,15042,084
Totals£284,327.71 303,302488,117

24/11/20 -18/01/21

OperatorAmountServicesMiles supportedKm. supported
BACT£6,026.40Community Transport6,69610,776
Big Green Bus Company/Star Cabs£583.20186481,043
BorderBus£15,111.36521, 522, 52416,79027,021
BSEVC£12,381.12Community Transport2,1243,418
CATS£22,593.60Community Transport25,10440,401
Chambers£793.44375, 379, 4618821,419
Coach Services£25,086.24200, 201, 332, 33327,85444,827
Felix Taxis£373.687154268
First in Norfolk & Suffolk£36,703.1559, 70, 72, 73, 74, 99, 115, 116 163, 97240,78265,632
Hadleigh CT£7,452.00Community Transport8,28013,325
Ipswich Buses£41,441.7692, 93, 94, 111, 118, 11946,04674,104
Minibus & Coach Hire£2,152.80300, 3872,3923,850
Mulleys£29,293.92M33, M44, 111, 312, 357, 358, 37731,95751,430
Simonds£55,252.80112, 113, 114, 304, 33861,39298,801
Stephensons£5,546.88166,1639,918
TVN£23,535.36Community Transport26,15042,084
Totals£284,327.71 303,302488,117

19/01/21-15/03/21

OperatorAmountServicesMiles supportedKm. supported
BACT£6,294.24Community Transport6,69610,776
Big Green Bus Company/Star Cabs£609.12186481,043
BorderBus£15,782.98521, 522, 52416,79027,021
BSEVC£12,931.39Community Transport13,75722,140
CATS£23,597.76Community Transport25,10440,401
Chambers£828.70375, 379, 4618821,419
Coach Services£26,201.18200, 201, 332, 33327,87444,859
Felix Taxis£390.29715415668
First in Norfolk & Suffolk£38,334.4059, 70, 72, 73, 74, 99, 115, 116 163, 97228,43645,763
Hadleigh CT£7,783.20Community Transport8,28013,325
Ipswich Buses£43,283.6292, 93, 94, 111, 118, 11946,04674,104
Minibus & Coach Hire£2,248.48300, 3872,3923,850
Mulleys£30,595.87M33, M44, 111, 312, 357, 358, 37732,54952,383
Simonds£57,708.48112, 113, 114, 304, 33861,39298,801
Stephensons£5,793.41166,1639,918
TVN£24,581.38Community Transport26,15042,084
Totals£296,964.50 303,574488,555

16/03/21-10/05/21

OperatorAmountServicesMiles supportedKm. supported
BACT£5,900.85Community Transport6,27810,103
Big Green Bus Company/Star Cabs£563.4418599964
BorderBus£14,704.89521, 522, 52415,64425,177
BSEVC£12,123.18Community Transport12,89720,756
CATS£22,122.90Community Transport23,53537,876
Chambers£828.70375, 379, 4618821,419
Coach Services£24,563.61200, 201, 332, 33326,13242,055
Felix Taxis£390.29715415668
First in Norfolk & Suffolk£35,938.5059, 70, 72, 73, 74, 99, 115, 116 163, 97226,65842,902
Hadleigh CT£7,296.75Community Transport7,76312,493
Ipswich Buses£40,578.3992, 93, 94, 111, 118, 11943,16969,474
Minibus & Coach Hire£2,082.66300, 3872,2163,566
Mulleys£27,692.87111, 312, 357, 358, 37729,46047,411
Simonds£54,101.70112, 113, 114, 304, 33857,55592,626
Stephensons£5,431.32165,7789,299
TVN£23,045.04Community Transport24,51639,455
Totals£277,365.10 283,497456,244

11/05/21 – 05/07/21

OperatorAmountServicesMiles supportedKm. supported
BACT£6,163.11Community Transport6,55710,552
Big Green Bus Company/Star Cabs£593.89186321,017
BorderBus£15,423.61521, 522, 52416,40826,406
BSEVC£12,661.99Community Transport13,47021,678
CATS£23,106.14Community Transport24,58139,559
Chambers£828.70375, 379, 4618821,419
Coach Services£25,655.33200, 201, 332, 33327,29343,924
Felix Taxis£390.29715415668
First in Norfolk & Suffolk£37,535.7759, 70, 72, 73, 74, 99, 115, 116 163, 97227,84344,809
Hadleigh CT£7,621.05Community Transport8,10813,049
Ipswich Buses£42,381.8792, 93, 94, 111, 118, 11945,08772,560
Minibus & Coach Hire£2,193.21300, 3872,3333,755
Mulleys£28,456.34111, 312, 357, 358, 37730,27348,720
Simonds£56,506.22112, 113, 114, 304, 33860,11396,742
Stephensons£5,672.71166,0359,712
TVN£24,069.26Community Transport25,60641,209
Totals£289,259.50 295,636475,780

06/07/21 – 31/08/21

OperatorAmountServicesMiles supportedKm. supported
BACT£6,425.37Community Transport6,83611,001
Big Green Bus Company/Star Cabs£624.35186641,069
BorderBus£16,142.34521, 522, 52417,17327,637
BSEVC£13,200.80Community Transport14,04322,600
CATS£24,089.38Community Transport25,62741,243
Chambers£828.70375, 379, 4618821,419
Coach Services£26,747.04200, 201, 332, 33328,45445,792
Felix Taxis£390.29715415668
First in Norfolk & Suffolk£39,133.0459, 70, 72, 73, 74, 99, 115, 116 163, 97229,02846,716
Hadleigh CT£7,945.35Community Transport8,45313,604
Ipswich Buses£44,185.3692, 93, 94, 111, 118, 11947,00675,649
Minibus & Coach Hire£2,303.75300, 3872,4513,945
Mulleys£29,667.25111, 312, 357, 358, 37731,56150,793
Simonds£58,910.74112, 113, 114, 304, 33862,671100,859
Stephensons£5,914.10166,29210,126
TVN£25,093.49Community Transport26,69542,961
Totals£301,601.34 308,251496,082

01/09/21 – 05/04/22

From 1/9/21 CBSSG was replaced by the Covid Bus Recovery Grant (CBRG) which was allocated to operators by the same methods as CBSSG

 

By operatorPeriods 1-3 combined 1/9/21-23/11/21Period 4 24/11/21-21/12/21Period 5 22/12/21-18/1/22Period 6 19/1/22-15/2/22Period 7 16/2/22-5/4/22CBRG Uplift 1/4/22
BACT£4,826.98£1,586.95£1,256.34£1,586.95£2,248.18£8,826.22
Borderbus£12,026.75£3,979.32£3,258.13£3,979.32£6,782.61£23,034.18
BSEVC/CTEA£9,916.93£3,260.36£2,581.12£3,260.36£4,618.85£18,133.30
CabsSmart£7,816.26£2,574.77£2,023.03£2,574.77£4,413.89£14,884.55
CATS£18,096.85£5,949.65£4,710.14£5,949.65£8,428.67£33,090.43
Chambers£626.82£208.94£208.94£208.94£365.64£1,242.21
Coach Services£20,093.38£6,606.04£5,229.78£6,606.04£11,285.32£38,219.22
Felix Taxis & Co.£295.21£98.40£98.40£98.40£172.20£585.03
First in Norfolk & Suffolk £29,398.21£9,665.16£7,651.59£9,665.16£16,511.32£55,917.74
Hadleigh CT£5,968.85£1,962.36£1,553.54£1,962.36£2,780.01£10,914.15
Ipswich Buses£33,193.70£10,913.00£8,639.46£10,913.00£18,643.04£63,137.07
Minibus & Coach Hire£1,845.28£614.30£518.84£614.30£1,044.79£3,557.62
Mulleys Motorways£22,287.15£7,327.28£5,800.76£7,327.28£12,517.44£42,391.94
Simonds£44,255.96£14,549.90£11,518.67£14,549.90£24,856.09£84,178.38
Star Cabs£460.73£153.58£130.54£153.58£261.08£889.49
Stephensons of Essex£4,442.90£1,460.68£1,156.37£1,460.68£2,495.33£8,450.75
TVN£18,851.17£6,197.64£4,906.47£6,197.64£8,780.00£34,469.72
Go Start      
Totals£234,403.11£77,108.35£61,242.12£77,108.35£126,204.45£441,922.00

06/04/22 – 30/9/22

Local Transport Fund

OperatorAprMayJunJulAugSep
BACT£1,674.00£1,339.20£1,116.00£725.40£446.40£279.00
Borderbus£4,587.60£3,670.08£3,058.40£1,987.96£1,223.36£764.60
BSEVC/CTEA£3,439.20£2,751.36£2,292.80£1,490.32£917.12£573.20
CabsSmart£2,328.00£1,862.40£1,552.00£1,008.80£620.80£388.00
CATS£6,276.00£5,020.80£4,184.00£2,719.60£1,673.60£1,046.00
Chambers£1,322.40£1,057.92£881.60£573.04£352.64£220.40
Coach Services£6,968.40£5,574.72£4,645.60£3,019.64£1,858.24£1,161.40
Felix Taxis & Co.£622.80£498.24£415.20£269.88£166.08£103.80
First in Norfolk & Suffolk £10,195.32£8,156.26£6,796.88£4,417.97£2,718.75£1,699.22
Hadleigh CT£2,070.00£1,656.00£1,380.00£897.00£552.00£345.00
Ipswich Buses£11,511.60£9,209.28£7,674.40£4,988.36£3,069.76£1,918.60
Minibus & Coach Hire£765.60£612.48£510.40£331.76£204.16£127.60
Mulleys Motorways£7,729.20£6,183.36£5,152.80£3,349.32£2,061.12£1,288.20
Simonds£15,348.00£12,278.40£10,232.00£6,650.80£4,092.80£2,558.00
Star Cabs£194.40£155.52£129.60£84.24£51.84£32.40
Stephensons of Essex£1,540.80£1,232.64£1,027.20£667.68£410.88£256.80
TVN£6,537.60£5,230.08£4,358.40£2,832.96£1,743.36£1,089.60
Totals£83,110.92£66,488.74£55,407.28£36,014.73£22,162.91£13,851.82

01/10/22 – 31/03/23

Local Transport Fund

Rather than generalised support for the industry, the grant was used in this period for targeted support to specific services.

OperatorServicesFunds
Ipswich Buses92/93£104,494.91
 118/119£13,663.14
First BusPark & Ride£188,986
 Rural Routes£296,997
StephensonsServices from Newmarket£150,000

01/04/23 – 30/03/24

Local Transport Fund

Rather than generalised support for the industry, the grant was used in this period for targeted support to specific services.

NOTE: Figures quoted are up to 30/11/23 only

OperatorServicesFunds
Ipswich Buses92/93£74,951.36
 118/119£15,458.87
First BusPark & Ride£110,175
 Rural Routes£157,789
Beestons91£5,000

Notes:

1: Miles supported = daily averages based on contracts for numbered services and 2019/20 reports for Community Transport multiplied by days operated per period.

2: Ipswich Buses also in receipt of £101,000 for 2020/21 and £100,000 for 2021/22 financial years from CBSSG funds to sustain operations on routes 92 and 93.

3: Connecting Communities operators were also eligible to reclaim PPE costs through the CBSSG scheme. For Suffolk these claims totalled: BACT – £2,208; BSEVC – £16,783.25; CATS – £1,376; Hadleigh CT (for sub-contractor GoStart) – £113.34 and TVN – £2,133.76

4: Suffolk CC claimed £10,000 to cover social distancing signage and other publicity material to promote safe travel during the pandemic.

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