27 Nov '15, 6pm

NEW BLOG: Buses and the #SpendingReview - BSOG Saved! How we did it https://t.co/d5joiRKCMA #SaveOurBuses

We were expecting the worst with rumours suggesting that the entire Central Government funding for buses, the £230 million Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG), could be cut entirely. When coupled with the near certain reduction in funding for Communities and Local Government, meant that this was set to be a particularly brutal day for our most cherished mode of public transport. Amazingly the expected cut never came and BSOG has been protected from further reductions . This is a truly fantastic result and tantamount to a lot of hard work from many people, so thank you to all who supported the campaign! The Save our Buses team has been campaigning tirelessly for over 4 months to make the case for protecting BSOG in the Spending Review, working with volunteers; mobilising a coalition of charities, NGOS and trade unions ; building an evidence base and identifying and lobbying ...

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