Dear Valued Members and Employers,

Due to the Coronavirus, TBF has implemented an expanded work from home policy for office staff. During this time, TBF will endeavour to operate to its fullest potential, however, with limited resources and no access to the office, requests will take longer to process. TBF is unable to manage any telephone calls and any contact should be made via email.

TBF has also taken the step of stopping its Organisers (staff who visit Depots and garages) from attending all public transport sites. If any public transport employee wants to join TBF they still can via the TBF website.

TBF’s priority is to help members experiencing financial hardship for a period of two-weeks or more as a result of reduced pay/wages or reduced hours due to no work as well as helping with requests that meet the normal criteria for sickness.

Due to the Coronavirus TBF anticipates less requests for help towards therapies due to the Government’s social distancing measures. This also means TBF will not accept any requests for convalescence or recuperation at this time.

We all look forward in great anticipation to hear of the Chancellor’s wage rescue package plan which along with mortgage and rent freezes should make a real difference in helping Great Britain through these uncertain times.

Some helpful information can be found via ACAS. https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

... helping to make a difference

The Transport Benevolent Fund CIO is a charity supporting those who work in the public transport industry in Great Britain when they are in need, hardship or distress.

Almost anyone who works in the industry may join TBF and be eligible for help.

For just £1 a week we offer a wide range of financial, health and welfare benefits to the member, their partner and dependent children.

"I appreciate everything that you have done for me. It has made a great difference to us over the previous months and everyone I have spoken with at the TBF has always been very helpful and friendly. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and wish you all well in the future".
TBF member from Herne Bay