Issue details

Concessionary Travel Scheme - Operator Reimbursement

To seek Cabinet approval to enter into a three year negotiated contract with Stagecoach West to reimburse them for accepting English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) passes on their public transport network.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/09/2019

Decision due: 20 Dec 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Nigel Moor FRTPI FRSA, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning

Contact: Philip Williams, Lead Commissioner Community Infrastructure Email:


All public transport operators are consulted as part of the annual issuing of the GCC ENCTS scheme.

Scrutiny Input: None

Planned Dates: December 2019 for initial consultation regarding the 2020/21 ENCTS scheme. February 2020 for publication of final version.


  • DfT issued guidance for local authorities on the ENCTS scheme  
  • The GCC ENCTS travel scheme for operators 2019/20 (due to be updated for 2020/21)  
  • Cabinet report and decision of 14/12/2016 for the current 3 year fixed price deal with Stagecoach West