Decision details

Bus Emergency Scheme (BES) - Request to all Councils to Sign Up to BES 2 Scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report sets out the wider context, the background to, and reasons for the Bus Emergency Scheme (BES) and seeks the agreement of Cardiff Council to sign up to the BES2 scheme.





1.            the principles of the BES 2 agreement (Appendix 2) to secure (conditional) financial support for the bus sector and to establish a relationship with their regional lead authority and signatory, that ensures that the ongoing emergency funding meets the authority’s priorities and is delivered on its behalf be noted


2.            authority be delegated to the Director of Planning, Transport and Environment, subject to consultation with the Cabinet Member Strategic Planning and Transport, Cabinet Member Finance, Modernisation & Performance, s.151 Officer and Director Governance and Legal Services to determine and approve the final terms of the BES 2 Agreement and the Umbrella Partnership Agreement (as both are currently in draft form), give the Lead Local Authority (currently proposed to be Monmouthshire County Council) approval to sign the BES 2 agreement on Cardiff Council’s behalf and to deal with all ancillary matters relating thereto including any back to back agreement that may be required with the Lead Local Authority.


3.            It be noted that there will be further reports on bus reform proposals relating to the future management of bus services in the Region and Wales.


Publication date: 22/01/2021

Date of decision: 21/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 21/01/2021 - Cabinet

Effeithiol O: 03/02/2021

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