Sunday 13 October 2019 / 11:49 AM Angela Rayner / Education

Research shows 80% of English councils have scrapped School Uniform Grant – Angela Rayner comments

Angela Rayner MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Education, commenting on research showing that over 80% of councils have scrapped the School Uniform Grant, said:

“Not only has the government failed to tackle the spiralling price of school uniforms, but its cuts have taken away the vital support that helps struggling parents to cover the cost.

“We have repeatedly pressed Ministers to keep their promise to stop companies profiteering at parents’ expense, yet four years on there has been no action. This research should be a final wake up call.

“A Labour government will stop the scandal of children being priced out of school, by capping the cost of uniforms and ending the cuts that have left disadvantaged families without the support they need.”