8 Nov 2020

Government to spend over £400m on support for poor families in England, following Marcus Rashford campaign

First they refused to carry on funding free school meals in England over the school holidays – now the Government has made another U-turn – as ministers announced a package of more than £400 million to support low income households, into next year.

It follows a lengthy campaign led by England footballer Marcus Rashford who said today he was overwhelmed by the show of “empathy and understanding” from those who supported him.