Welsh Assembly Briefing - School Uniform Grant

Welsh Assembly briefing for Assembly Members in advance of a Plenary debate on the discontinuation of the School Uniform Grant, based on the work The Children's Society has done on the costs of school life for children and young people. 

Month of publication 
April
Year of publication 
2018
Number of pages 
2
Author 
Tom Davies
Category 
Parliamentary briefings
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