Steven Agnew, Green Party leader

Uniform grant U turn welcomed

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Green Party leader Steven Agnew has welcomed the decision of the Department of Education to reverse a planned cut to the school uniform grant.

The North Down MLA said: “This U-turn is welcomed but comes after weeks of stress for parents who are reliant on this grant in budgeting for uniforms.

“Threats to grants like this are unnecessary when the DUP/Conservative deal looks to offer huge tax incentives to multi-national companies.”

Steven Agnew concluded:

“The Green Party believes in a progressive taxation system that puts people first rather than pandering to corporate interests.”

ENDS

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