Transport costs will hit disabled students

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Disabled students from poor families will be spared from the brunt of new transport charges to school but hundreds more will have to pay a means tested charge

Lancashire County Council has come under fire for levying a £475 per year charge on over 16s with special needs who get help with their travel to and from their studies.

The cost-cutting move follows a public consultation exercise - which saw the bulk of respondents objecting to the plan.

 

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