£63m hardship fund was not meant to pay for free school meals

By Heather Jameson | 27 October 2020

The £63m ‘hardship fund’ ministers claim should be enough for councils to help hungry schoolkids was not designed to pay for free school meals.

As the free school meals debate rages on, and councils of all political colours are stepping forward to offer free meals throughout the holidays, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned that the £63m fund is not enough.

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