University bus service subsidies

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Dear Bath Spa University,

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

FOI Officer, Bath Spa University

Our ref: FOI 20 63

Dear Adam,

Thank you for your request for information regarding University bus
service subsidies. 

We received your request on 16/03/2020 and we are dealing with it under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We will supply you with
our findings as soon as possible and within 20 working days, which will be
on or before 14/04/2020.

If you have any queries regarding this request please contact me directly,
quoting the reference number above.

Kind regards,

Freedom of Information Officer
Bath Spa University
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FOI Officer, Bath Spa University

Ref: FOI 20 63

Dear Adam, 

Further to your email of 15/03/2020, which I have treated as a Freedom of
Information request, please find below the information that you requested.

Response

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.
We do not provide any subsidies to external bus companies. 

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 - Intersite Bus Service costing approximately 200K per
annum, for which we receive no income.
o University staff travel - Nil
o Bus staff salary - Nil
o Equipment costs, covering vehicles and facilities - We own no buses and
therefore have no overheads
o Any other operating costs - Nil
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).  
We received one complaint in 2018/2019

I trust this answers your queries, however, if you are unhappy with the
service you have received in relation to your request and wish to ask for
a review of the decision, you should write to: Freedom of Information
Officer, Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN or
email to [1][Bath Spa University request email] within 40 working days of receipt
of the original decision. 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your internal review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally
the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the University’s
review procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel: 08456 30 60 60 or 01625 54 57 45

[2]www.ico.gov.uk

Kind regards, 

Freedom of Information Officer
Bath Spa University
T: +44 (0)1225 875412
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