26 May '16, 9am

@CBTransport report on impacts of #school transport cuts out today:

Read the full report, School Transport Matters, here . The report is based on responses from a survey sent to all local authorities in the UK. The responding local authorities represent about 40 per cent of the total school population and 40 per cent of the overall expenditure nationally on school transport. Responses were received from all types of authority - London Boroughs, Scottish authorities, Welsh councils, the Northern Ireland Education Authority, English unitary and metropolitan authorities and two thirds of the English shire authorities, which are the main spenders/providers of home to school transport. The provision of free school transport varies slightly within each nation, but generally local authorities are legally obliged to provide free school transport for pupils aged between five and 16-years-old if their nearest school is more than a set distance away....

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/cuts-school-transport-g...

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