DfT: Mandatory Travel Concession (England) Regulations 2011 post implementation review: the Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007 extended the bus travel concession scheme, entitling eligible older and disabled people to travel for free throughout the country. The Mandatory Travel Concession (England) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/1121) provided that operators should be reimbursed so that they are left no better and no worse off as a result of their participation in statutory concessionary schemes. The Regulations will cease to take effect in May 2018 unless they are renewed. This review finds that respondents were very largely satisfied with the Regulations as a whole and that they were delivering the intended financial and administrative savings. Therefore, the DfT wishes to maintain the Regulations as they are and does not see the need to amend or remove any of them. (26 April 2016)

DfT: Councils get new powers to tear down pointless road signs: highlights changes being brought in by the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 (SI 2016/362) from 22 April 2016. The regulations introduce a less prescriptive traffic sign regime, allowing traffic authorities greater flexibility to develop signing schemes that meet local needs, whilst safeguarding national consistency. Local authorities will have power to take down unnecessary signs. In addition, signs that say "new layout ahead" will have "remove by dates" on the back so they are not needlessly left in place for years. Circular 01/2016 The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016 explains the new structure of the regulations, and provides worked examples to help users navigate how the new document works. (17 April 2016)