Children who receive free school meals often depend on these meals to not go hungry.
Government needs to address this if coronavirus forces schools to shut.
This week I met with representatives from the National Education Union to discuss the chronic underfunding of sixth form colleges.
In Hackney, pupil funding per head has fallen by £704 with sixth form colleges hit even worse.
See me discuss this and more in my new weekly round-up.
See my new weekly round-up where I discuss:
- The Cladding Scandal
- The Government’s empty promise of more local government funding that doesn’t make up for a decade of cuts
- How to enter my PMQ ticket ballot for Hackney constituents
Many Hackney residents are impacted by the Cladding Scandal.
They are now mortgage prisoners, facing life-changing bills and an uncertain future. We must find a solution quickly!
Today, I urged the Government to schedule more time in Parliament to discuss this crisis.
After 10 years of austerity, Hackney Council’s budget has been cut by nearly half meaning vital services are being squeezed.
The new money promised by this Government doesn’t go far enough to make up for a decade of cuts.