Lucerne transport companies to pay back subsidies

The Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern (VBL) to pay back the Verkehrsverbund Luzern (VVL) to a lot of related grants in the amount of approximately 16 million Swiss francs

Lucerne transport companies to pay back subsidies

The Verkehrsbetriebe Luzern (VBL) to pay back the Verkehrsverbund Luzern (VVL) to a lot of related grants in the amount of approximately 16 million Swiss francs. For the VBL responsible for this step, however, is no admission of guilt. You stress to have to "good Faith" acted.

you had assumed that with the Holding structure of the related settlement practice, which had also been endorsed by the Federal office for transport (BAV), 2012, was lawful, told the VBL on Monday.

Shortly before that, the VVL had sent out a media release in which he stressed to be part of the receivables in the amount of 16.1 million Swiss francs and convinced to hold on to the case until the end of may were worked up.

as long As the VVL not had to wait but even. It is already fixed: The VBL Board of Directors decided, at the request of the Executive Board, the VVL once about 16 million francs to repay. He had informed the city as the owner in advance about it and the General meeting of shareholders shall apply for the approval, as it says in the media release.

with regard to the exact height must be according to the VVL yet been clarified. "The refund will be minus the share of the Federal government and subject to the determination of the Verbundrats, from the VVL half to the Canton and the municipalities passed", writes the Verkehrsverbund Luzern. Meet in February

The VBL with the cost-effective, but within their Holding company also imputed interest included should have expected. For this reason, the Verbundrat the VVL was at the beginning of February with a demand of 16 million Swiss francs to the person responsible for the VBL. Then, the two parties decided to go for a Meeting, wherein they agreed to check the level of the compensatory payments for the years 2010 to 2017, once again.

This situation had "view.ch" at the beginning of March made public – on the same day as the Federal office of transport informed that the BLS and SBB would be related to high subsidies.

three days later, the VBL-tip took to these claims. The leaders stressed at a media conference a week ago that they had not made a "fraudulent bookings", and the publicly made claims of the VVL would also be questioned.

but Now, the tide has turned: in order to avoid a legal dispute, decided by the VBL for the payment, as she writes in the press release. Thus, the good agreement should be maintained with the VVL.

The decision of the Board of Directors was made easier by the fact that for fiscal year 2019 group-wide, well above the average result of several million Swiss francs of profit is a risk. Further, the VBL will be changing the accounting, in order to create more transparency.

(red/sda)

Created: 09.03.2020, 17:36 PM

Updated Date: 09 March 2020, 17:01

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