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UK coronavirus live: Johnson promises no child will go hungry as he faces free school meals backlash

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Downing Street faces Tory revolt as MPs grow angry at government's refusal to extend scheme during October half-term Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage 12.59pm GMT Wales' health minister Vaughan Gething has said supermarkets have discretion to sell non-essential items to customers “in genuine need” during the firebreak lockdown. Welsh government ministers were meeting retailers on Monday afternoon to review the regulations and guidance and ensure “that it is being applied fairly and consistently”, he said. If there are anomalies, we will look at whether the...
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Boris Johnson ‘planning partial climbdown' over Christmas free school meals

Boris Johnson ‘planning partial climbdown' over Christmas free school meals

1 month ago   |   By The Week

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Monday, October 26, 2020 - 10:13am
Boris Johnson is planning to increase funding for England's poorest families over Christmas in a bid to avoid a damaging Tory revolt over free school meals, according to insiders.
Downing Street sources told The Times that additional support for eligible pupils is to be provided outside term time, in what the newspaper describes as a “partial climbdown”...
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Free school meals POLL: Should Boris U-turn and fund holiday food for vulnerable kids?VOTE

Free school meals POLL: Should Boris U-turn and fund holiday food for vulnerable kids?VOTE

1 month ago   |   By Daily Express

BORIS JOHNSON is facing a growing rebellion from ministers throughout Westminster over the move not to fund free school meals for vulnerable children in England over the holidays. Should the Prime Minister reverse the decision?
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Boris Johnson 'to increase funding for poorest families over Christmas' as free school meals revolt grows

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

The Prime Minister is reportedly planning to increase funding for the poorest families over Christmas to head off a growing revolt over free school meals
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