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Fund an increase to the school meal allowance in line with inflation

Submitted by Jennifer Buzzle on Saturday 8th January 2022

Published on Tuesday 11th January 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Monday 11th July 2022

Signatures: 39

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Petition Action

Fund an increase to the school meal allowance in line with inflation

Petition Details

The school meal allowance is £2.30 and has been since Universal Infant Free School Meals were introduced in 2014. The costs of food and labour have increased significantly in the past 7 years and companies supplying meals are struggling to cover costs, if this continues they will be forced to fold.

Additional Information

Often it is small local businesses that supply school meals and employ local people. They employ parents of primary school children who struggle to find jobs that fit with school times and holidays.

These businesses will be forced to make redundancies or offer fewer choices of meals which would impact many families.

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