Annual payments to Lothian Buses: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/03581
Date received: 28 November 2018
Date responded: 12 December  2018
Information requested
  • “Where can I find out how much in BSOG is paid annually to Lothian Buses Ltd?” 

I can confirm that Lothian Buses Ltd receive approximately £6m to £6.5m annually in respect of BSOG payments. 

The BSOG payments made to Lothian Buses Ltd for the last 3 financial years are:  

2017/18 - £6,410,519.70

2016/17 - £6,507,576.86

2015/16 - £6,407,540.93

You may be aware that Transport Scotland publishes monthly reports showing all items of expenditure over £25,000.  Payments to Lothian Buses are routinely included within this monthly report. You can find these published reports here:

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