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Bus Services Act 2017

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22Bus companies: limitation of powers of authorities in England

(1)A relevant authority may not, in exercise of any of its powers, form a company for the purpose of providing a local service.

(2)Subsection (1) applies whether the relevant authority is acting alone or with any other person.

(3)In this section—

  • “company” has the same meaning as in the Companies Acts (see sections 1(1) and 2(1) of the Companies Act 2006);

  • “form a company” is to be construed in accordance with section 7 of the Companies Act 2006;

  • “local service” has the same meaning as in the Transport Act 1985 (see section 2 of that Act);

  • “Passenger Transport Executive”, in relation to an integrated transport area in England or a combined authority area, means the body which is the Executive in relation to that area for the purposes of Part 2 of the Transport Act 1968;

  • “relevant authority” means—

    (a)

    a county council in England;

    (b)

    a district council in England;

    (c)

    a combined authority established under section 103 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009;

    (d)

    an Integrated Transport Authority for an integrated transport area in England;

    (e)

    a Passenger Transport Executive for—

    (i)

    an integrated transport area in England, or

    (ii)

    a combined authority area.

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