Wednesday 7 February 2018 / 5:53 PM Angela Rayner / Universal Credit

Conservatives’ plan that could leave over a million children without a hot meal in schools – Angela Rayner

Angela Rayner MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on the government plans to change the threshold for free school meals eligibility under Universal Credit, said:

“It is an absolute scandal that the Conservatives are pressing ahead with a plan that could leave over a million children without a hot meal in schools.

“These plans will create a dangerous cliff-edge in the Universal Credit system and make it harder for families on low incomes to make ends meet.

“The Government should have taken this opportunity to listen to Labour’s call for all children in families receiving Universal Credit to be eligible for free school meals, but instead they have chosen to make life harder for millions of parents across the country.”

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