The BBC report:

Nearly £4m a year is being spent in Cornwall to transport school pupils in taxis, the BBC has learned.

Cornwall Council said it had a legal responsibility to fund the journeys of 1,189 children to school last year by taxi or cars at a cost of £17.33 per pupil per day.

It happens when a young person lives off the designated bus route, or if they have special needs.

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