The Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill passed its latest stage in Parliament today.
The passage of the Bill, proposed by Mike Amesbury MP and co-sponsored by Grahame Morris MP, was delayed due to the pandemic.
It was debated at second reading on Friday 13 March, and examined by a Public Bill Committee this morning.
The Bill aims to cut the costs of school uniforms, which can be a huge expense for parents. Under the current circumstances it is more important than ever to consider the financial burden which school uniforms can represent.
This Bill now moves to the Report Stage and Third Reading, and will then progress to the House of Lords.
Grahame Morris MP said, “I am delighted that the Bill has passed the Committee stage today. It would provide much-needed guidance to schools about the cost of school uniform policies, which can be a massive burden for parents. Many families are already under financial pressure due to the consequences of the pandemic, so it is vital that this issue is addressed.”