University bus service subsidies

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Dear University of Leeds,

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to know:

1. The subsidies provided by the university, to external bus companies operating university bus routes, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Any other subsidy provided
If the breakdown is not possible, a single subsidy figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

2. The expenditure on, and income from, any university provided bus services, including shuttle buses, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:
o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Bus staff salary
o Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities
o Any other operating costs
If the breakdown is not possible, a single expenditure and single income figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

3. The number of complaints received by the university regarding university bus services, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15 to 2018/19).

If the data is collected in financial years, rather than academic years, please do provide the information in this format, for the last 5 financial years (including 2018-19 if possible), making it clear which format has been used.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Hodgson

Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Adam Hodgson

Freedom of Information request reference K/20/141

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Kind regards

Chloe Wilkins
Freedom of Information Officer

Secretariat
University of Leeds

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Freedom of Information, University of Leeds

Dear Adam Hodgson, 

 

Freedom of Information Response (Our Ref: K/20/141)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 15 March
2020, reference K/20/141.

 

Your request read:

 

“1. The subsidies provided by the university, to external bus companies
operating university bus routes, for the last 5 complete academic years
(2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:

o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Any other subsidy provided

If the breakdown is not possible, a single subsidy figure for each
academic year would be acceptable.

 

2. The expenditure on, and income from, any university provided bus
services, including shuttle buses, for the last 5 complete academic years
(2014/15 to 2018/19), broken down by the following where possible:

o Student travel
o University staff travel
o Bus staff salary

o Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities o Any other operating
costs If the breakdown is not possible, a single expenditure and single
income figure for each academic year would be acceptable.

 

3. The number of complaints received by the university regarding
university bus services, for the last 5 complete academic years (2014/15
to 2018/19).”

 

 

The University of Leeds does not provide, subsidise or organise any bus
services. As such, we hold no information relevant to your request.

 

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Chloe Wilkins

Freedom of Information Officer

 

Secretariat

University of Leeds

 

 

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