The under claiming of free school meals and other benefits by families of Kingston children will be on the agenda at a seminar next month.Why, it’s surely saving money, isn’t it?
There are 4,930 children living in poverty in Kingston according to the official figures.Since there’s penty of information out there about it, easily accessible, I’d say leave it up to them. After all, it’s not as if this would benefit anyone other than…
Families who earn less than £17,500 a year are eligible to claim free meals from Kingston Council.
The Child Poverty seminar organised by Kingston Voluntary Action is aiming to find out why families are reluctant to claim.
Schools can also claim a premium of £430 for each pupil classed as poor towards the school budget.Now it all makes sense!