DERBYSHIRE parents will be hit in the pocket after council chiefs decided to increase the price of school meals.
From September 5, primary school meals will rise by 5p to £1.90 a day while secondary school meals will cost £2 – up 10p.
The authority says the “small” increases – the first in two years – are necessary as a result of soaring costs, leading to budget pressures of approximately £334,000.
And the council is to stop receiving funding from the Government’s ring-fenced School Lunch Grant, reducing income by a further £1.1m.
It said more children were choosing to eat school meals than at any time in the past five years.
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