Claw back money from off road school buses

Councillor Roddy McCuish says there could be an opportunity for the council to claw money back if it has been paying for unused school buses during the pandemic

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Money paid by Argyll and Bute Council for unused school bus services during the pandemic could be a way of Argyll and Bute Council clawing cash back, a councillor has suggested.

Councillor Roddy McCuish asked council officers at Oban, Lorn and the Isles Area Committee if the council had still been paying bus operators top rates for their services even in lockdown when schools were out.

‘It’s like ordering a taxi and not using it,’ he said, making clear he was not talking about the yellow buses driven by council employees.

‘I think this is an opportunity to claw some of the money back,’ he said.

 

Caption: Councillor Roddy McCuish says there could be an opportunity for Argyll and Bute Council to claw money back if it has been paying for unused school buses during the pandemic