Statutory Instruments with Clear Reports

18 February 2019

SL(5)317 – The Free School Lunches and Milk (Universal Credit) (Wales) Order 2019

Procedure: Negative

This Order amends the current eligibility criteria for free school lunches and milk (”free school meals”) by specifying that, from 1 April 2019, families that receive Universal Credit are eligible for free school meals if their annualised net earned income is £7,400 or less.

This Order also provides for transitional protection to ensure that no child will lose their eligibility for free school meals during the rollout period of Universal Credit.

Parent Act: Education Act 1996

Date Made: 5 February 2019

Date Laid: 6 February 2019

Coming into force date: 1 April 2019