This paper provides an overview of the context surrounding British bus deregulation in mid-1984, when the decision to deregulate was taken. It compares the predictions and outcomes as of June 1990, drawing on many studies which have been or are about to be published. In order to evaluate the policy, it is important to understand the primary problem it was intended to solve, which was to reduce central and local government expenditures. The Conservative government also sought to introduce competition into markets, increase private ownership of public sector assets through privatization, and secure government income by non-tax means -- but these were secondary objectives which only became important after the privatization of British Telecom in November 1984.

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  • Authors:
    • Glaister, S
  • Publication Date: 1993


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  • Accession Number: 00762305
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0821323318
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1999 12:00AM