Parent fines for taking children on holiday during school time shot up by almost 30% last year, figures reveal

The number of parents fined for taking children on holiday during school term time rocketed by 28 per cent last year, according to Daily Mail.

A total of 333,400 fines were issued in 2018-19, up from 260,900 the year before.

The vast majority – 86 per cent – were handed out because of unauthorised holidays.

The surge in fines comes after a controversial 2017 test case in the Supreme Court which backed the decision to prosecute a father who took his family on a week’s holiday to Disney World Florida in term-time.

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