On Thursday 08th February, the UK Government launched its much awaited consultation on the use of section 19 and 22 permits. This sets out how it intends to change its guidance following its reinterpretation of how the EU regulations (1071/2009) on passenger service vehicle (PSV) operators should be applied in England, Wales and Scotland.
Mobility Matters will be taking the following steps on behalf of the sector, as they did with their response to the Transport Select Committee:
- launching an online questionnaire that will gather much needed information that will be shared with the Department as part of this consultation;
- issuing advice and guidance on how best to respond;
- keeping organisations posted on regional events planned by the Department as part of their consultation;
- working constructively with the Department to map out a future that supports the most vulnerable members of our communities.