Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has said that a proposed £3 million reduction for school uniform grants needs to be reversed immediately.
“This is a shocking proposal which if allowed to continue will have a serious impact on children and families from deprived communities.
“There are many families within North Antrim and across the North with multiple children who quite frankly could not afford school uniforms without the assistance of this grant.
“This is another example of Tory austerity policies affecting the poor and those that need help the most. This is the kind of policy that the DUP have given the Tory Government carte blanche to push through
“Sinn Féin have asked for urgent meetings with both the Education Authority and the Department of Education and will be calling on them to reverse this cut immediately.”