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Outcry over decision to end free school meals voucher scheme in July

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Campaigners threaten legal action, saying 1.3m children in England at risk of holiday hunger Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Campaigners have threatened to take the government to court over its decision not to extend its free school meals voucher system for low-income families over the summer holiday period. The national voucher scheme, which is worth £15 a week to recipients, was introduced in March to help poorer families feed their children when schools were closed under lockdown measures.
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Charity threatens court action over summer plan to end school meal vouchers

Charity threatens court action over summer plan to end school meal vouchers

1 month ago   |   By The Big Issue

Food charity Sustain is warning it will take legal action against the Government if ministers do not rethink plans to end the scheme giving vouchers to families in place of school meals before the summer.
Lawyers for the charity and the Good Law Project have written to education secretary Gavin Williamson about their concerns that 1.3 million children and their families will be forced to go hungry in England during the summer holidays.
In response to March school closures amid the Covid-19 crisis the Government brought in a scheme giving £15 a week per child in supermarket vouchers to...
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