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Schools urged to cut costs of uniforms to ease strain on family budgetsSchools are being urged to cut the costs of pupils uniforms to help ease the strain on family

budgets. New guidance is being pushed by schools mi

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avid Laws that calls

for an end to the practice of schools using a single uniform supplier, instead allowing parents to shop around. Last year an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading found that 75% of state schools

placed restrictions

on where un

iforms could be bought. It estimated that parents who were not able to shop around for uniforms paid around 5 more for each item, totalling around 52million every year across the UK. Speaking prior to the Lib Dem conference in Glasgow, Mr Laws also said profit sharing schemes between schools and shops,

such as cashback agreements, should be stopped, and schools should avoid changing their specifications frequently. He said: Cos

ts at the start of a school term can quickly add up, particularly for families with sever

al school age children. School uniforms can be an important sign of identity and pride, but at a tim

e when many family budgets are squeezed parents should not be forced to spend more than they need to. We will send a strong signal to schools that it is vital to

secure value for money for parents before changing or introducing new school uniforms. Parents need to be able to shop around to find the best deal. I want to see fewer schools using single suppliers and branded items, which keep costs unnecessarily high. The guidelines would not be enshrined in law but will be reliant on schools following them. However the largest teaching union said legislation was needed to make sure schools kept uniform costs down. Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT, said: Parents are now paying the price of the excessive freedoms this coalition has given to

schools. This announcement largely repeats the guidance the Ofiice of Fair Trading

gave in a letter it sent to all schools last year, which many of them ignored. If the Liberal Democrats are serious about this issue they need to commit to issuing statutory guidance rather than weak advice.