Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Due to the Cost of Living Crisis, a decision is required set out the councils approach to Free School Meals for pupils in Westminster.
Due to the Cost-of-Living Crisis, it is recommended that Cabinet approves (subject to approval of the Fairer Westminster investment proposal) a total of £2,781,784, for January 2023 to July 2024 to enable schools to develop a universal meal offer to primary pupils. This will be funded from earmarked reserves.
The provision of a universal meal offer for all primary pupils will be reviewed in 2024 and any continuation of the provision from September 2024 will be embedded in the Children’s Services base budget as part of the medium-term financial planning process.
Report author: Annabel Saunders
Publication date: 13/12/2022
Date of decision: 12/12/2022
Decided at meeting: 12/12/2022 - Cabinet
Effective from: 20/12/2022