The Value of the Bus to Society

Published on: 24th October 2016

We know that policy is not about economic value alone. Because life isn’t just about the pound in your pocket, or savings to the Exchequer. And policy should not just be made on economic arguments alone, however strong they may be. Policy must deliver on a range of social factors as well. Does it reduce…

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Briefing to incoming Ministers

Briefing to Incoming Ministers

Published on: 24th July 2015

Greener Journeys applauds the UK’s return to economic growth. In particular, we welcome the Government’s commitment to delivering what the Chancellor of the Exchequer has called a “truly national recovery”. We are aware, however, that the economic recovery remains a work in progress and needs to be sustained. The solution lies in making better use…

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Bus2020: Case for the Bus report

Published on: 12th February 2015

Every day, buses carry millions of people to work, to the shops and to education and training. Buses help older people to continue to be part of their communities, as volunteers or as carers. Furthermore, buses are a cost effective way to reduce road congestion and cut carbon emissions. In this paper, Greener Journeys sets…

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New report Nov 2014

Costs and benefits of the Bus Service Operators Grant

Published on: 30th October 2014

New research for Greener Journeys by KPMG LLP shows bus funding delivers up to £3.50 of economic benefits for every £1 spent. These benefits include reduced fares and improved services, better connectivity for communities and workers as well as improved health and wellbeing amongst bus passengers. Any funding cuts would have serious implications for fares…

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National Concessionary Bus Travel for Apprentices Executive SUmmary

National Concessionary Bus Travel for Apprentices Executive Summary

Published on: 12th March 2014

A new report from Greener Journeys calls on Government to adopt a concessionary scheme for apprentices to assist with the cost of getting to work by bus. Greener Journeys believes that the initiative would help tackle the prohibitive cost of accessing work on ‘apprentice minimum wage’ and address youth unemployment crisis. Working with KPMG LLP…

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Bus 2020: A Manifesto for the next Parliament

Bus 2020: A Manifesto for the next Parliament

Published on: 10th September 2013

Over the life of the next Parliament, Britain has a valuable opportunity to harness the potential of the bus. In Bus 2020 Greener Journeys has set out concrete, practical proposals to generate economic growth, create jobs and protect the environment. The next Government should: Promote greener growth, by giving more support to bus priority measures…

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A5 summary of stats on bus business case

Published on: 14th December 2012

Greener Journeys has summarised its killer statistics and arguments into a handy, free, pocket-size A5 leaflet – Making the business case for the bus. The leaflet explains in a snapshot, the various main ways buses contribute to the UK economy and Greener Journeys’ five-point plan towards maximising this, as well as a summary of the…

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Buses and Economic Growth Summary

Buses and Economic Growth: Summary

Published on: 3rd July 2012

Greener Journeys’ summary of new, independent research which shows how buses can support job market participation and efficiency, stimulate investment and provide vital support to local businesses and retail economies.

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