Chancellor Rishi Sunak has offered to cut the price of eating out to help restart the lockdown-hit economy but he has ignored our hungry children.
The Rishi Sunak meal deal means people can get up to £10 off per head if they eat out from Monday to Wednesday throughout August.
The Treasury said the 50 per cent discount can be used any number of times. It’s only available at participating restaurants, cafes, and pubs.
Mr Sunak said: “Each week in August, businesses can then claim the money back, with the funds in their bank account within five working days.”
Last month the government were forced to make a U-turn after Manchester United football star Marcus Rashford, wrote an emotional open letter about his childhood experience having to rely on free school meals.
His letter pushed the issue on to the national agenda. Labour held an opposition day debate on the issue in Parliament.
This forced Boris Johnson’s to create a £120 million Covid summer food fund.
There has now been calls for the government to carry on providing free meals for eligible children throughout the summer holidays so youngsters do not go hungry.
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