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Ministers being urged to think again on Free School Meals cuts.

Ministers being urged to think again on Free School Meals cuts.

Ministers are being urged to re-think plans to cut free school meals in England after a defeat in the House of Lords. 

Peers backed a motion tabled by Labour’s Steve Bassam on Tuesday evening, which calls on the government to delay implementing changes to its free school meals policy until a full impact assessment is carried out. 

Charities and other campaigners claim that the welfare reforms tied to universal credit would see up to a million children denied eligibility for free lunches if the changes are rolled out nationwide. 

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