Government are to provide all children with free school meals
Under Labour government, all children attending state education at a primary school will receive free school meals. This has been announced by Shadow leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Providing these free meals will cost £1bn. Children attending their first three years of state education are already receiving free school meals, however, Mr Corbyn and Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Angela Rayner feels that all age groups of children attending primary school should receive free school meals.
The introduction of free school meals for all ages will help educational attainments and the health of pupils. Many schools have seen a cut in budgets meaning meals are worse, with fewer children being given free school meals.