Consultation outcome

Eligibility for free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit

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Detail of outcome

Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit: equality analysis’ is also available.

Original consultation

Summary

We are inviting views on our proposals for free school meals eligibility and early years pupil premium eligibility under Universal Credit.

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Consultation description

This consultation document explains:

  • the general principles applied in considering changes to the criteria for free school meals and the early years pupil premium under Universal Credit - our intention is that these entitlements reach the most disadvantaged households, in a way that is consistent, fair and simple
  • the measures we plan to take to protect those families who would otherwise lose entitlement to free school meals as a result of this criteria change
  • our plans for communicating these changes to parents, providers and local authorities
Published 16 November 2017
Last updated 13 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Government response updated to correct 'List of organisations that responded to the consultations'.
  2. Added government response.
  3. First published.