The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has issued a statement in regards to Chancellor’s latest announcement concerning job support for the winter: A CPT spokesperson said: “These welcome changes to the Job Support Scheme will help more coach operators than the previous scheme, which was of limited use. But we should not underestimate how badly the sector has been hit and for some these changes will not be enough.
“Frustratingly the grants announced for the leisure sector are once again unlikely to be available to all coach operators as the Government is still to classify coach operators as part of the leisure sector. We would encourage operators to contact their local authority to apply for the grant as we know some operators have been successful previously.
“As we have throughout the pandemic we will continue to push for the sector to be provided with bespoke support to protect 3,000 family businesses and 42,000 jobs.”