Up to 100,000 children from low-income families will lose out on free school meals because of the government’s method for setting the threshold at which pupils qualify, a new study has found, prompting accusations the Conservatives are “consciously” targeting poor children.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said the decision to discount inflation when freezing the threshold for the next four years means thousands of children miss out.
[source : Up to 100,000 children to miss out on free school meals because of government threshold, study finds, The Independent, https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/free-school-meals-children-miss-out-government-threshold-universal-credit-ifs-institute-fiscal-a8288976.html, 5th April 2018
Thursday, April 05, 2018
TORIES ARE CONSCIOUSLY TARGETING POOR CHILDREN
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