Children who pay for their school bus victims of law

Pupils who pay to use the school bus will soon be unable to catch it to and from school after Staffordshire County Council was told it could no longer legally charge for the service.
A long-standing arrangement that has provided convenience for families and additional income for the authority has been axed as legislation covering how public service vehicles can be used is put to the test.
The development means that after the October half-term, pupils in Biddulph and the county as a whole who had previously paid for seats on school buses will have to find alternate means of getting to school and back.
Steve Haydon, director of Biddulph’s Hollinshead buses, explained how school transport would be changing for pupils in the town.

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