Around 1,700 South Tyneside children could miss out on free school meals under universal credit plan
Around 1,700 children living in poverty in South Tyneside will miss out on free school meals because of Universal Credit proposals, new figures reveal.
A study by The Children’s Society estimates that 4,300 schoolchildren in South Tyneside currently live in poverty and that 1,700 of these would miss out on free meals with planned new rules.
There is nothing more callous than forcing the implementation of a programme that will increase levels of hunger and poverty Emma Lewell-Buck As it has been rolled out, families in receipt of universal credit have been automatically entitled to free... read more
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