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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. 

First published 12 March 2018