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Published: 26th March 2020

New Statutory Guidance issued by Traffic Commissioner

On 17 March 2020, the Senior Traffic Commissioner issued a Statutory Document setting out the approach that traffic commissioners will adopt in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Great Britain.

The document includes:

  • temporary steps to assist operators who cannot meet the required financial standing levels;
  • advice on what an operator must consider if a transport manager is unable to attend work;
  • clear guidance on the period of grace process if the requirements to hold an operator’s licence cannot be met;
  • information around how the traffic commissioners may approach applications for temporary exemptions to the requirement to hold an operator’s licence;
  • guidance on the approach to be adopted for short notice requests around changes to local bus services and reducing the administrative burden on operators;
  • guidance on hearings attendance and the postponement of hearings


For further advice or information, contact Dyne Solicitors on 01829 773 100