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Wales cuts uniform grant.

Wales cuts uniform grant.

A decision to cut a £700,000 grant which helps thousands of poorer families buy school uniforms in Wales has been criticised.

The Welsh Government's school uniform grant, available to Year 7 students eligible for free school meals, helped 5,500 learners last year.

But it has cut the scheme for 2018/19, as the cost of uniforms had "reduced".

The Bevan Foundation said it was a "mealy-mouthed" justification for a cut that would save a small sum.

Dr Victoria Winckler, the think tank's director, said the grant was "not perfect" but the decision to end it was a "surprise".

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