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Thousands of unpaid dinner money

Schools across the North East are owed nearly two hundred thousand pounds in unpaid school dinner money, according to a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Schools owed £200,000 in unpaid dinner money

An FOI request reveal schools across the North East are owed nearly £200,000. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Schools across the North East are owed nearly £200,000 in unpaid school dinner money, according to a Freedom of Information Act request.

In most councils there has been an increase in the amount owed, forcing councils to take the money from the rest of the education budget.

Some families owe more than £800, while more and more are struggling to pay.

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