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Bus support 'cut for second year', say campaigners

More than 40% of local authorities in England have cut spending on supported bus services this financial year, figures obtained by campaigners show.

The Campaign for Better Transport said it used Freedom of Information requests to find funding was being reduced by £18.3m - 16% - for such services.

In 2011/12 one in five, or 9%, of services which are supported by councils were cut or reduced.

The government said some councils were finding ways "to meet passenger needs".

Richard Westcott reports.

  • 12 Dec 2012