Government gave national pupils’ food voucher contract to small company

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Government gave national pupils’ food voucher contract to small company




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Contract valued at £234m was given to Edenred, a company with fewer than 150 staff

The UK government handed a contract to feed more than a million pupils eligible for free school meals to a company with fewer than 150 staff, which has set up a scheme accused of leaving children hungry and humiliating parents.

The task, outsourced to French-owned Edenred under emergency power without a competitive tendering process, involves distributing food vouchers valued at up to £234m.

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