Brexit threat to school dinners comes as stockpiling intensifies

Schools told to be ‘flexible’ in event of food shortages as councils and private sector step up no-deal planning

Schools should be “flexible” in what dinners they serve children in England if there are food shortages because of Brexit, the government has said as it warns local authorities to step up their no-deal planning.

Stockpiling across the country is intensifying as the clock ticks down to 29 March, with the private sector revealing plans to secure long-term supplies of everything from emergency trauma packs to soap and Magnum ice-cream.

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