Kate Green – 2021 Comments on Half-Term Food Support

The comments made by Kate Green, the Shadow Secretary of State for Education, on 15 February 2021.

A decade of Conservative Government had eroded families’ safety nets with poverty rates rising even before the pandemic.

The last year has shone a light on the impacts of poverty on health, wellbeing and learning. As we rebuild after this pandemic, we must deliver a transformation in support for families, starting with cancelling the planned cut to Universal Credit and guaranteeing provision of free school meals across all school holidays this year.