Decision details

Transport Contract Inflation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Nationally the passenger transport industry is facing several challenges at the present time: rising fuel costs, rising wages, driver shortages and rising overhead costs. These financial pressures are impacting on the operation of our home to school transport network and local bus operators in Staffordshire, as providers find themselves unable to sustain their operation at the current contract price, resulting in a high volume of contracts being ‘handed back’. This report asks approval for an exceptional inflation increase in contract prices on certain home to school contracts and local bus contracts in order that the existing contracts are not handed back and our SME contractors can maintain financial stability.

Decisions:

(Exclusion paragraph 3)

 

Reasons for the Decision – To seek approval for an exceptional inflation uplift on certain home to school contracts and local bus contracts.

 

Decision – That the recommendations contained in the report be agreed.</AI21>

 

Note by Clerk: The Chairman of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee has agreed that this matter be exempt from call-in as any delayin implementing the Cabinet’s decision could potentially result in a significant risk of disruption to statutory service delivery.

 

 

 

 

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Alan White

Leader of the Council

 

 

Report author: Louise Clayton

Publication date: 19/05/2022

Date of decision: 18/05/2022

Decided at meeting: 18/05/2022 - Cabinet

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