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Updated guidance on school meals during lockdown

8 February 2021

New government guidance has been published suggesting schools may wish to use their free school meal funding to support their caterers and food suppliers. Plus, another supermarket has joined the national voucher scheme.

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Another dismal review of the national voucher scheme

5 February 2021

The Public Accounts Committee has found that the Government is ‘surprisingly unconcerned’ about whether Edenred was profiting at the taxpayer’s expense.

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State of the Nations

4 February 2021

Pre-pandemic research by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) revealed two in five UK children living below the poverty line are not entitled to free school meals (FSM). Here we look at how eligibility varies across the devolved nations.

Healthy breakfasts bring joy to families during school closures

4 February 2021

As teachers navigate the challenge of school closures, we're making sure vulnerable students receive healthy breakfasts, so they have energy to concentrate and learn.

Latest free school meal guidance for schools

19 January 2021

The government has updated the official guidance for providing schools meals during the pandemic