Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates has advised Chief Executives of all Welsh local authorities (LAs) that there must be a “guard against overcompensation” of operators. It will be undertaken following the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

To allow that, the terms of all payments to operators – including for the continuation of contracted services that are not operating – should come with a “clawback provision”.

That will allow the subsequent recovery of any “over subsidy” paid where an operator has also taken advantage of mechanisms such as the UK government’s Job Retention Scheme (JRS). Any such reconciliation will . . .

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