Today’s poll: Is it fair for local authorities to charge schools a ‘sandwich tax’ for clearing up after packed lunches?

There is controversy in Wales where Caerphilly council is moving ahead with plans to charge all primary schools around £2,200 a year for the clear-up and disposing of waste from pupils eating their own sandwiches.

The authority says they do not intend that schools pass the cost on to parents, but many are concerned schools will either do this or stop children bringing packed lunches.

Is it reasonable for the council to introduce such a charge?

 

Is it fair for local authorities to charge schools a 'sandwich tax' for clearing up after packed lunches?

 

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