No relief for North East parents facing fines over term time holidays - despite changes elsewhere
Parents that take their children on holiday during term time in the North East will still face fines.
The North East fined parents £79,920 for unauthorised school absences last year.
All councils in our region pledged to maintain fines as a way to deter parents taking advantage of cheaper holidays.
A spokesman for Gateshead Council said: “The law in relation to fining parents who take their children out of school during term time has not changed.
“The Government has said it will look again at the legislation, but as yet, it remains in place.
“Therefore we will continue to issue penalty... read more
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