Labour calls on the Government to support orphaned service children

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  1. Hello,

    Thought this might be of interest. I certainly did not know orphaned service children had there Service Premium cutbefore reading this.

    According to Labour Friends of the Forces and Parliaments Research Library, at present the child of a service man or woman receives a ‘service premium’. If their parent passes away support is cut at what will be the most traumatic of times for any young person.

    Labour is calling on the Government to consider using a significant underspend in the pupil premium budget to correct this and provide real support for service children.

    See more here: Labour calls on the Government to support orphaned service children | Labour Friends of the Forces

    The Sun has a good write up here: Schools cash axe on dead heroes' children | The Sun |News|Politics