Midlothian Council taxi card scheme to close its doors

The scheme is to be closed to new entrants

The scheme is to be closed to new entrants

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The SNP administration has been criticised for closing the council’s taxi card scheme that provides discount transport for the disabled.

Around 1200 people are registered for the scheme but as of April it will be unavailable to new entrants.

The move, part of coalition budget proposals, will aim to save £12,000 over the next three financial years.

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