David Laws urges 'sensible cost' for school uniforms

Schools in England should take greater steps to limit the cost of uniforms and relieve the burden on parents, the schools minister has said.

David Laws is to issue new guidance to control the cost of school uniforms, such as ending single supplier and cashback deals, to allow parents to shop around.

The announcement has been timed to highlight the Lib Dems' work in government as party members meet for their autumn conference in Glasgow.