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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-12more like thismore than 2020-05-12
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Education more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the National Education Union has instructed teachers not to provide online lessons from home. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL4309 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-05-22more like thismore than 2020-05-22
star this property answer text <p>On its website, the National Education Union has highlighted the importance of any school which carries out online lessons having protocols in place to protect staff and safeguard pupils. They also advise teachers against live streaming lessons from home and say that any contact between pupils and teachers should only be through a platform provided by the school and not through personalised accounts open to public viewing.</p><p>We know that school leaders, teachers and pupils are all having to adjust to remote education strategies. While this is happening, it is more important than ever that schools continue to follow safeguarding procedures. The department has published guidance on safeguarding and remote education during COVID-19 at:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/safeguarding-and-remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/safeguarding-and-remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19</a>.</p><p>This recognises that teaching from home is different from teaching in the classroom and confirms that ‘there is no expectation that teachers should live stream or provide pre-recorded videos. Schools should consider the approaches that best suit the needs of their pupils and staff.’</p><p>All schools and colleges should be considering the safety of their children when they are asked to work online. The starting point for online teaching should be that the same principles as set out in the school’s or college’s staff behaviour policy (sometimes known as a code of conduct) should be followed. This policy should amongst other things include acceptable use of technologies. The policy should apply equally to any existing or new online and distance learning arrangements which are introduced.</p><p>Further guidance for schools and colleges to support them keeping children safe, including online, during the COVID-19 outbreak is also available at:<br><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-safeguarding-in-schools-colleges-and-other-providers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-safeguarding-in-schools-colleges-and-other-providers</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2020-05-22T13:50:38.643Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-22T13:50:38.643Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
1193895
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of employers which can provide the gender pay gap data for the 2019–20 reporting year now. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL4087 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-05-21more like thismore than 2020-05-21
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that employers are facing unprecedented uncertainty and pressure due to the Coronavirus pandemic. A number of employers contacted the Government, prior to the announcement on non-enforcement, to highlight their concerns about being unable to meet the gender pay gap reporting deadlines this year.</p><p>Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, the Government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission suspended enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting deadlines for the 2019/20 reporting year.</p><p>Around 5,500 employers have reported their gender pay gap data to date for the 2019-20 reporting year, which includes more than 2,000 employers who published their data since the suspension of enforcement on 24 March. More employers may choose to report in the coming months and we will continue to provide support to those employers that wish to do so.</p><p>The gender pay gap is caused by a range of factors. In order to tackle it, we must ensure that everybody has equal access to opportunities. We will continue to encourage employers to take action to provide equal opportunities for men and women in the workplace.</p><p>We are currently considering the impact of the pandemic on the gender pay gap data for the current reporting year. If there are any changes to reporting in future, we will proactively communicate these to all employers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL4088 more like this
HL4090 more like this
HL4091 more like this
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less than 2020-05-21T16:24:46.507Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-21T16:24:46.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
1193896
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay: Gender more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the pressures facing employers in regard to reporting gender pay gap data for the 2019–20 reporting year. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL4088 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-05-21more like thismore than 2020-05-21
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that employers are facing unprecedented uncertainty and pressure due to the Coronavirus pandemic. A number of employers contacted the Government, prior to the announcement on non-enforcement, to highlight their concerns about being unable to meet the gender pay gap reporting deadlines this year.</p><p>Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, the Government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission suspended enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting deadlines for the 2019/20 reporting year.</p><p>Around 5,500 employers have reported their gender pay gap data to date for the 2019-20 reporting year, which includes more than 2,000 employers who published their data since the suspension of enforcement on 24 March. More employers may choose to report in the coming months and we will continue to provide support to those employers that wish to do so.</p><p>The gender pay gap is caused by a range of factors. In order to tackle it, we must ensure that everybody has equal access to opportunities. We will continue to encourage employers to take action to provide equal opportunities for men and women in the workplace.</p><p>We are currently considering the impact of the pandemic on the gender pay gap data for the current reporting year. If there are any changes to reporting in future, we will proactively communicate these to all employers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL4087 more like this
HL4090 more like this
HL4091 more like this
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less than 2020-05-21T16:24:46.443Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-21T16:24:46.443Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
1193898
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give high priority to closing the gender pay gap during the COVID-19 pandemic. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL4090 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-05-21more like thismore than 2020-05-21
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that employers are facing unprecedented uncertainty and pressure due to the Coronavirus pandemic. A number of employers contacted the Government, prior to the announcement on non-enforcement, to highlight their concerns about being unable to meet the gender pay gap reporting deadlines this year.</p><p>Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, the Government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission suspended enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting deadlines for the 2019/20 reporting year.</p><p>Around 5,500 employers have reported their gender pay gap data to date for the 2019-20 reporting year, which includes more than 2,000 employers who published their data since the suspension of enforcement on 24 March. More employers may choose to report in the coming months and we will continue to provide support to those employers that wish to do so.</p><p>The gender pay gap is caused by a range of factors. In order to tackle it, we must ensure that everybody has equal access to opportunities. We will continue to encourage employers to take action to provide equal opportunities for men and women in the workplace.</p><p>We are currently considering the impact of the pandemic on the gender pay gap data for the current reporting year. If there are any changes to reporting in future, we will proactively communicate these to all employers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL4087 more like this
HL4088 more like this
HL4091 more like this
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less than 2020-05-21T16:24:46.553Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-21T16:24:46.553Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
1193899
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Equal Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reconsider their decision, announced on 24 March, to suspend gender pay gap reporting for the 2019–2020 reporting year until 2021. more like this
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Baroness Goudie more like this
star this property uin HL4091 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-05-21more like thismore than 2020-05-21
star this property answer text <p>We recognise that employers are facing unprecedented uncertainty and pressure due to the Coronavirus pandemic. A number of employers contacted the Government, prior to the announcement on non-enforcement, to highlight their concerns about being unable to meet the gender pay gap reporting deadlines this year.</p><p>Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, the Government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission suspended enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting deadlines for the 2019/20 reporting year.</p><p>Around 5,500 employers have reported their gender pay gap data to date for the 2019-20 reporting year, which includes more than 2,000 employers who published their data since the suspension of enforcement on 24 March. More employers may choose to report in the coming months and we will continue to provide support to those employers that wish to do so.</p><p>The gender pay gap is caused by a range of factors. In order to tackle it, we must ensure that everybody has equal access to opportunities. We will continue to encourage employers to take action to provide equal opportunities for men and women in the workplace.</p><p>We are currently considering the impact of the pandemic on the gender pay gap data for the current reporting year. If there are any changes to reporting in future, we will proactively communicate these to all employers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN
HL4087 more like this
HL4088 more like this
HL4090 more like this
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less than 2020-05-21T16:24:46.6Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-21T16:24:46.6Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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3575
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Goudie more like this
1193951
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Universities: Coronavirus more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the success of individual universities in maintaining student courses and contact during the lockdown. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL4143 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-05-21more like thismore than 2020-05-21
star this property answer text <p>As my right hon. Friends, the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer have both made clear, the government will do whatever it takes to support people affected by COVID-19.</p><p>Our latest guidance on the impact of COVID-19 is set out below:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings</a>.</p><p>Teaching, learning and assessment in higher education are not stopping and we are working with the sector to ensure that universities are able to make all reasonable efforts to enable students to continue and complete their studies, for their achievements to be reliably assessed and for qualifications to be awarded securely.</p><p>Higher education providers have adapted to the COVID-19 outbreak by rapidly moving teaching, examination and assessment online and all providers are developing their online provision ahead of the next academic year. Individual providers have issued advice and guidance to help support students through the transition to online provision and we are continuing to work closely with the sector, putting student wellbeing at the heart of these discussions. We believe that efforts so far have been largely successful in ensuring continued provision for the majority of students and are grateful to providers for taking such rapid action to ensure continued provision.</p><p>Universities offering good online tuition will continue to charge fees. However, the government has been clear that if universities want to charge full fees, they will have to ensure that good-quality courses are delivered which are fit for purpose and help students progress towards their qualifications.</p><p>The government’s clear expectation is that providers should make all reasonable efforts to enable students to complete their studies. If institutions are unable to facilitate adequate online tuition then they should seek to avoid charging students for any additional terms they may need to undergo as a consequence – therefore avoiding effectively charging them twice.</p><p>If students are concerned, there is a process in place. They should first raise this with their university. If their concerns are unresolved, students can contact the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2020-05-21T15:52:29.337Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-21T15:52:29.337Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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2533
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
1193966
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star this property date less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Finance more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure sustainable funding for the apprenticeship sector in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s Review of Funding Band methodology and their review of the apprenticeship levy in England as announced in the Budget. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL4158 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-05-21more like thismore than 2020-05-21
star this property answer text <p>In 2020-21, funding available for investment in apprenticeships in England will remain around £2.5 billion, double what was spent in 2010-11. Budgets for future years will be set by HM Treasury in due course.</p><p>Apprenticeships are a valuable route into good quality employment and help to boost employers’ skills – they will play an important role in supporting our economic recovery, post COVID-19.</p><p>The government is committed to improving the operation of the apprenticeship levy, as my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer confirmed in the Budget in March. We continue to engage closely with businesses and listen to their views about the operation of the apprenticeship levy and the programme more broadly, taking into account the impact of COVID-19.</p><p>In response to the challenges of COVID-19, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s consultation on changes to the funding band recommendation process was extended six weeks and closed on 18 May. It will launch a second consultation on a refined model later this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL4159 more like this
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less than 2020-05-21T16:19:02.717Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-21T16:19:02.717Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1193967
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Coronavirus more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to take account of the impact of COVID-19 when undertaking the review of the apprenticeship levy in England, as announced in the Budget. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL4159 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-05-21more like thismore than 2020-05-21
star this property answer text <p>In 2020-21, funding available for investment in apprenticeships in England will remain around £2.5 billion, double what was spent in 2010-11. Budgets for future years will be set by HM Treasury in due course.</p><p>Apprenticeships are a valuable route into good quality employment and help to boost employers’ skills – they will play an important role in supporting our economic recovery, post COVID-19.</p><p>The government is committed to improving the operation of the apprenticeship levy, as my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer confirmed in the Budget in March. We continue to engage closely with businesses and listen to their views about the operation of the apprenticeship levy and the programme more broadly, taking into account the impact of COVID-19.</p><p>In response to the challenges of COVID-19, the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s consultation on changes to the funding band recommendation process was extended six weeks and closed on 18 May. It will launch a second consultation on a refined model later this year.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL4158 more like this
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less than 2020-05-21T16:19:02.77Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-21T16:19:02.77Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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1241
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1193981
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Supermarkets: Coronavirus more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which supermarkets are participating in the COVID-19 national voucher scheme for children eligible for free school meals; and what the eligibility criteria are for supermarkets. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL4173 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-05-21more like thismore than 2020-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Our latest guidance on providing free school meals is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance/covid-19-free-school-meals-guidance-for-schools</a>.</p><p>Through the national voucher scheme, schools and families could initially access eGift cards for Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and M&amp;S. On Monday 27 April Aldi were added to this scheme and on Wednesday 29 April McColl’s were also added.</p><p>We continue to work with a wide range of supermarkets to encourage them to join. In order to be part of the scheme they are required to have the right infrastructure to deliver eGift cards in a uniform way across their network of stores.</p><p>If families are not able to access any of the supermarkets which are part of the national voucher scheme, schools are able to purchase vouchers directly for alternative supermarkets. They can be reimbursed for the cost of these alternatives through the schools’ coronavirus exceptional costs fund, up to £15 per pupil per week. This funding covers unavoidable additional costs incurred to the COVID-19 outbreak that cannot be met from existing resources. Further information can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-support-for-schools/school-funding-exceptional-costs-associated-with-coronavirus-covid-19-for-the-period-march-to-july-2020" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-financial-support-for-schools/school-funding-exceptional-costs-associated-with-coronavirus-covid-19-for-the-period-march-to-july-2020</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2020-05-21T15:52:59.797Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-21T15:52:59.797Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
1193982
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-05-06more like thismore than 2020-05-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Disadvantaged more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide increased financial assistance to school children from disadvantaged families in England when schools reopen. more like this
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this
star this property uin HL4174 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-05-20more like thismore than 2020-05-20
star this property answer text <p>Schools will continue to receive their budgets for the coming year as usual, regardless of any periods of partial or complete closure. That will ensure that they are able to continue to pay their staff and meet other regular financial commitments. We will also continue to pay the pupil premium, worth around £2.4 billion per annum, to schools so that they have extra funding to provide support to their disadvantaged pupils – with per pupil rates for the current financial year being the highest ever.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge remove filter
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less than 2020-05-20T16:56:48.993Zmore like thismore than 2020-05-20T16:56:48.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Watson of Invergowrie more like this