Issue details

Decision to enter into a further Cooperation Agreement with West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) for the continued provision of school buses and associated education transport services

In line with statutory duties, Leeds City Council and WYCA have cooperated for many years in order to secure best value and efficiency in the provision of school transport services for children in mainstream education. Each authority has separate statutory duties regarding school bus services to mainstream settings and associated education transport provision, along with statutory duty to cooperate with each other in fulfilling those duties. The cost to the Children & Families directorate is approximately £1.2m p.a  An implied agreement has been in place based on previous agreements to allow a number of technical & administrative amendments to be made, and a decision may now be taken to enter into a new agreement with WYCA for the continuance of services, which reflects the successful completion of numerous refinements.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/07/2019

Decision due: Not before 21st Aug 2019 by Director of Children and Families

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: John Bradshaw, Contracts Manager 0113 37 83138 Email:

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Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Learning, Skills & Employment