Compliance Manual updates
The following updates have been made to the CPT Compliance Manual:
A word from the President
Those of you who are disciples of the Andrew Marr show on Sunday mornings (I normally watch the first 15 minutes before I go out and referee a game) will be aware of a rule during the paper review that a reviewer isn’t allowed to mention their own publication when identifying interesting articles or risk a forfeit which, at the moment, would probably be spending an evening with Boris Johnson talking the art of diplomacy.
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CPT News Release: CPT says LGA announcement on cuts to Local Authority funded bus services is “distorted” and “misleading”
Responding to today’s announcement from the Local Government Association (LGA) which claims that nearly half of all bus routes are under threat due to local government funding cuts, Simon Posner, Chief Executive of the CPT, said:
CPT News Release: Mayor’s LEZ announcement could hit London’s tourism economy by up to £186m*
The UK’s coach industry is dismayed to learn that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that all coaches and buses visiting the capital from October 2020 will be required to meet the Euro VI emission standard within the existing LEZ.
CPT Data Protection Policy
To meet its requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), CPT has produced a data protection policy, which is available to download below.
CPT News Release: Bus and coach operators could save £££s with CPT Energy
CPT has today launched CPT Energy, a new service dedicated to helping members get the very best rates from utility providers for their business energy (gas and electric).
CPT News Release: CPT responds to DfT consultation on the use of s19/22 permits
CPT calls for “clear, concise and enforceable regulations to ensure passenger safety”
Responding to the consultation on DfT’s controversial plans to reduce the types of work that community transport charities can do under a permit, the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK’s (CPT) has asked for rules that are simple, fair and clear.
Notice period and process for bus service registrations in England has changed
The Public Service Vehicles (Registration of Local Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 came into force on Tuesday 24 April. The Government announced its intention to make the change when discussing secondary legislation under the Bus Services Act, and the SI was laid before Parliament during the Easter recess but these Regulations were made and introduced without any communication to the industry or local authorities. At the time of writing, the OTC website has no mention of the new requirements.