Benefit cuts for 'truant' families

20th April 2012 at 01:00

Parents of children in England who persistently truant should have their child benefit cut, according to Charlie Taylor, a key government adviser on school behaviour. Unpaid truancy fines should be recovered directly from child-benefit payments in a crackdown on absenteeism, he said. Mr Taylor was asked by education secretary Michael Gove to look at the issue of school attendance in the wake of England's riots last September.

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