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ENCTS concession bus passes reimbursement for bus operators.

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Dear Halton Borough Council,

Can you please tell me how much money you reimburse bus operators for acceptance of ENCTS passes? What do they get paid? Also how is it worked out? Is it just a set amount per journey regardless of length? Is it a percentage of the Single fare or Return fare or average cost of fares on the route? If so what percentage? Is it the same amount for all given to all bus operators? Are the reimbursement rates for the OAP version and Disabled version the same? Also what is the policy for cross border routes that start in your area and finish in another council or start in another council and finish in your area and how is reimbursement dealt with for such journeys that cross a border? Finally can you advise the total amount of money you have given to each bus operator in ENCTS reimbursements that runs in your council area within each year for the past five years (so i require all of the periods of 01/01/2017-31/12/2017 and 01/01/2018-31/12/2018 and 01/01/2019-31/12/2019 and 01/01/2020-31/12/2020 and 01/01/2021-31/12/2021 are the five periods i need) and the list must show the total amount of reimbursement money for each year broken down in to how much has been given to each bus operator that runs in your council area?

Yours faithfully,

James Knight

Halton Borough Council

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Dear James Knight,

 

Further to your below freedom of information request. You are asking for
reimbursement amounts paid to operators on a calendar year, could I
suggest that the Council provide this information on a financial year
(April to March). Requested information is already held this way, having
to re-format the data to a calendar year will add considerable time in
responding to your request.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Steve Baker

Divisional Manager

Revenues and Financial Management

Halton Borough Council

Internal No: 167725

External No: 0151 5117725

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Information Requested : Dear Halton Borough Council,

Can you please tell me how much money you reimburse bus operators for
acceptance of ENCTS passes? What do they get paid? Also how is it worked
out? Is it just a set amount per journey regardless of length? Is it a
percentage of the Single fare or Return fare or average cost of fares on
the route? If so what percentage? Is it the same amount for all given to
all bus operators? Are the reimbursement rates for the OAP version and
Disabled version the same? Also what is the policy for cross border routes
that start in your area and finish in another council or start in another
council and finish in your area and how is reimbursement dealt with for
such journeys that cross a border? Finally can you advise the total amount
of money you have given to each bus operator in ENCTS reimbursements that
runs in your council area within each year for the past five years (so i
require all of the periods of 01/01/2017-31/12/2017 and
01/01/2018-31/12/2018 and 01/01/2019-31/12/2019 and 01/01/2020-31/12/2020
and 01/01/2021-31/12/2021 are the five periods i need) and the list must
show the total amount of reimbursement money for each year broken down in
to how much has been given to each bus operator that runs in your council
area?

Yours faithfully,

James Knight

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Dear James Knight,

 

Further to your freedom of information request covering the following
questions.

 

Q. Can you please tell me how much money you reimburse bus operators for
acceptance of ENCTS passes?

A. Please see below.

 

Q. What do they get paid?

A. Please see below.

 

Q. Also how is it worked out? Is it just a set amount per journey
regardless of length?

A. It is a set amount per journey. How operators are paid is based on
guidance provided by the Department for Transport, please see attached.

 

Q. Is it a percentage of the Single fare or Return fare or average cost of
fares on the route?

A. Based on average fare.

 

Q. If so what percentage? Is it the same amount for all given to all bus
operators?

A. Information not provided as is commercially sensitive.

 

Q. Are the reimbursement rates for the OAP version and Disabled version
the same?

A. This is correct.

 

Q. Also what is the policy for cross border routes that start in your area
and finish in another council or start in another council and finish in
your area and how is reimbursement dealt with for such journeys that cross
a border?

A. Reimbursement is applied where the journey starts.

 

Q. Finally can you advise the total amount of money you have given to each
bus operator in ENCTS reimbursements that runs in your council area within
each year for the past five years (so i require all of the periods of
01/01/2017-31/12/2017 and 01/01/2018-31/12/2018 and 01/01/2019-31/12/2019
and 01/01/2020-31/12/2020 and 01/01/2021-31/12/2021 are the five periods i
need) and the list must show the total amount of reimbursement money for
each year broken down in to how much has been given to each bus operator
that runs in your council area?

A. As advised in earlier e-mail dated 05 April 2022, information requested
is provided per financial year (April to March). Information not provided
on an operator basis due to being commercially sensitive.

 

2017/18 - £2,137,386.50

2018/19 - £2,170,652.72

2019/20 - £2,062,107.83

2020/21 - £1,542,850.94

2021/22 - £1,686,728.51

 

 

Steve Baker

Divisional Manager

Revenues and Financial Management

Halton Borough Council

Internal No: 167725

External No: 0151 5117725

[1][email address]

 

 

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indicated addressees only and shall be confidential. If this email has
come to you in error you must not disclose it or its contents or take any
action based on it, nor must you copy it to anyone; If received in error
please inform us immediately quoting the name of the sender and the email
address to which it has been sent from and then please delete it. Please
note that this message has been created in the knowledge that Internet
e-mail is not a 100% secure communication medium. We strongly advise that
you bear this in mind and act on it when sending or receiving e-mail.
This communication does not, unless expressly indicated by the sender in
the body of the message, create or modify any contract. Although this
e-mail and its attachments are believed to be clear of any virus, it is
the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that the email message and
any attachments are scanned to ensure that they do not carry any such
virus. Please note that neither Halton Borough Council nor the sender
accepts any responsibility for viruses or any loss arising from them.
Halton Borough Council does not accept liability for any statements made
which are clearly the senders own personal views and are not expressly
made on behalf of Halton Borough Council. The information contained in
this email may be subject to public disclosure under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 or other legal duty. Unless the information is
legally exempt from disclosure, the confidentiality of this email AND YOUR
REPLY cannot be guaranteed. Halton Borough Council is the Data
Controller for Data Protection legislation in relation to any personal
information shared within this email or attachment which has been
collected and processed by the Council. Privacy notices can be viewed at
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