Free School Meals for Children

The proposed changes to the eligibility criteria have been designed to ensure that support is targeted where it is needed most, meaning that those on the lowest incomes remain the focus of Free School Meals. 

Labour claims on this matter are totally incorrect:

  • No child will lose their meals during the rollout of Universal Credit as a result of these changes.
  • Our plans mean an extra 50,000 children will be eligible for a nutritious meal at school by 2022.
  • Labour's claim that our changes could leave over a million children without this is deliberately misleading.
  • Since 2010, we have extended the availability for free school meals to disadvantaged students in further education and introduced universal infant free school meals.

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