Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To set the agreed contribution charge for post
16 home to school transport for the academic year
That the contribution rate for post-16 home to
school transport be increased by 3% (from £600 to £618
per annum) for the 2021/22 academic year which will be published in
the Post-16 policy statement for 2021/2022.
For Students over the statutory school age
(end of Year 11.) the local authority can use discretionary powers
to facilitate transport assistance; these arrangements do not have
to be provided free of charge as is the case with eligible
The current contribution fee (£600 per annum with a 50% reduction for low income families) was reviewed last year. This decision was subject to call in by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, however due to other circumstances beyond our control, this could not be presented and heard until after the declaration day of 31st May 2019. Overview and Scrutiny Committee, on 12 June 2019, agreed with the Director and Executive Member and directed that the fee for the 2020/21 be set at £600 with yearly reviews to ensure a more graduated approach.
The authority has considered that, if the recommendations are accepted, they have universal application and therefore no adverse impacts upon any person or groups who have protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
The following options were rejected:
•Increase to £630
•Increase to £660 to bring North Yorkshire to the median point on the charging table of County Councils.
Publication date: 16/03/2021
Date of decision: 16/03/2021
Effective from: 24/03/2021