How much would free school meals cost?


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How much would it cost for the UK government to give free school meals to all primary school children, and how would it raise the money?

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is proposing the introduction of free school meals to all primary school children in England, saying it would cost between £700m and £900m a year. He is proposing to raise this money by introducing VAT on fees for private (or independent or "public") schools. An estimate by the Fabian Society says this could raise £1.5bn a year.


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