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Councillors have approved plans to provide free school meals 365 days a year to children from low income households to help tackle "holiday hunger". North Lanarkshire Council agreed to expand its free meal entitlement to cover the 175 days of the year when pupils are not at school during weekends…
A council is planning to offer free school meals 365 days a year to children from low income households to help tackle "holiday hunger". North Lanarkshire Council proposes expanding its free meal entitlement beyond the school gate to cover the 175 days of the year when pupils are not at…
One in seven children of public sector workers will be living in poverty by the end of next month, unions are warning. Research by the TUC found that the Government's cap on public sector pay as well as in-work benefit cuts were pushing tens of thousands of youngsters below the…
Jeremy Corbyn has said "we shouldn't have hungry children in Scotland in 2018" ahead of a visit to a council-run scheme to provide meals for children during school holidays. The Labour leader said Holyrood "desperately needs" a Labour government and said this would unlock the potential of devolution. Mr Corbyn…
Almost one in four parents are skipping meals because they cannot afford to buy food, revealing shocking levels of "hidden hunger", according to a new report. A survey of over 2,000 adults showed that more than one in 10 do not have enough money to buy meals, rising to almost…
Half of children in some parts of the UK are growing up in poverty, revealing a "growing crisis", a new report warns. Research by the End Child Poverty coalition showed that some of the most deprived areas of the country have seen the biggest increases in child poverty over the…
Thousands of children still live in "scandalous" poverty across Scotland, a study has found. The End Child Poverty coalition is urging the UK Government to end the freeze on children's benefits so that families no longer see living standards "squeezed" as prices rise. Child poverty - covering those in a…
A charity has described homelessness figures as "nothing short of a tragedy" after an official report showed the numbers in England have increased. The number of households in temporary accommodation has surged by 65% since 2010. Local authorities accepted 15,290 households as being statutorily homeless between July 1 and September…
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