School Budgets: Impact of Inflation

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 4th July 2022.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Shadow Minister (International Trade)

Schools are telling us that standstill funding, inflation and rising energy costs mean that they are having to limit the numbers of healthy options in schools meals. The Government agree with Labour that good healthy school meals are essential for children to thrive, especially as for more and more children the school dinner is their only hot meal. The Minister for Children and Families said about school meals that it was up to schools to “manage their own” individual budgets. Is that the best the Government can serve up?