Issue details

Transport Contract Inflation

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 18 May 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Education (and SEND)

Lead director: Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

Department: Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

Contact: Clive Thomson Email: Tel: 01785 276522.


Cabinet members

Public or Private Decision: Private

Service Area: Connectivity and Sustainability


Agenda items


  • Transport Contract Inflation