Review of Revenue Support Freight Grant Schemes: Summary Report

The Department for Transport (DfT) has commissioned Arup to undertake a research study that will contribute to the review of its two revenue support freight grant schemes: Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) and the Waterborne Freight Grant scheme (WFG). DfT commissioned this report to undertake a thorough analysis of the change in cost factors for road and rail transport of containers since the last iteration of the MSRS models, to review the operation of the models to ensure that they operate in a consistent and auditable manner, and to provide evidence and recommendations for changes to the models used to calculate grant rates. According to the Specification: “The aims of this research are to provide updated evidence of the “Financial Need” for modal shift revenue support freight grants beyond March 2015, when the EC State-aid approvals for the current schemes end and to estimate the potential impact on rail and water freight should grants be discontinued from March 2015 or tapered to end in March 2018.” This report sets out the methodology used for calculating the updated draft Maximum Grant Rates (in 2013 prices), outlines a suggested way forward with regard to bulk rail, inland waterway and coastal/short sea shipping grants, and presents an assessment of the impact of removing or tapering grants across all four sectors.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 107p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01526442
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IR002, Job number 231899-00
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 27 2014 11:26AM