Schools in some parts of the country are having to raid their own budgets to pay for Nick Clegg’s plan to give four to seven-year-old pupils free meals.

Freedom of Information figures suggest nearly a third of councils cannot afford to provide free school lunches for infants from September.

In some areas, schools themselves could have to pay towards the expensive kitchen and dining room upgrades needed to deliver the policy.

Reported by the Mail Online. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.