Derbyshire Labour are freezing school meal prices in order to fight the Government’s cost of living crisis.
It means the Labour led Derbyshire County Council will keep primary school meals at £1.95 and secondary school meals at £2.30 despite rising costs.
The Labour leader of Derbyshire County Council, Cllr Anne Western, has promised to help protect families from the cost of living crisis despite the government cutting the council’s budget by £157m.
Commenting on the announcement, Anne Western said:
“David Cameron and Nick Clegg have caused a cost of living crisis with families on average £1600 worse off since the last General Election.
The hike in V.A.T, energy and food bills have left families struggling to pay for the basics. Low wages and zero hours contracts also mean more and more people are getting into debt and using food banks.
It is shocking that whilst David Cameron has given tax cuts to millionaires, most people in poverty are also in work.
This is why we have frozen school meal prices. We want to help Derbyshire families cope with the cost of living crisis. By paying the living wage, funding breakfast clubs and supporting credit unions we are making the difference in Derbyshire.”