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Support the Children’s Society campaign to ensure that all families on universal credit are entitled to a free school meal

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NAHT is supporting the Children’s Society campaign to support more low-income families. Whilst in the first pilot of Universal Credit benefits, all families were entitled to a free school meal for their children, the government is proposing to limit this in the national rollout so that working families earning more than £7,400 won’t be entitled. We believe this will mean that many children living in poverty will miss out on nutritious meals.

You can support the campaign in two ways:

1. Write to your MP asking for a change to ensure that more working poor families can benefit. 

2.  Complete the Children’s Society's short survey for teachers and school leaders to give your views on this issue.