Schools across the North East of England are owed £200,000 in unpaid dinner money, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

ITV News report:

Schools across the North East are owed nearly £200,000 in unpaid school dinner money, according to a Freedom of Information Act request.

In most councils there has been an increase in the amount owed, forcing councils to take the money from the rest of the education budget.

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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.