The legal battle over whether parents can take children on term-time holidays will reach the Supreme Court today.

Under the current system, parents who take their children out of school without permission could face a £60 fine per child, rising to £120 if it is not paid within 21 days. Those who fail to pay can face prosecution, with a maximum fine, if convicted, of £2,500 or a jail sentence of up to three months.

Frank Brehany, Consumer Director of HolidayTravelWatch says: “The term-time case hides many issues and it’s not just about the definition of one word! I have called time and time again for government to fix this problem for the benefit of military and critical service families. We must also have regard for the many families who are limited by employers as to taking time off for holidays! Government needs to ensure that whatever the Supreme Court decides, that they have recognition for the many decent and ordinary families who are simply trying to deliver a normal life activities to their families; this is not going away simply because of a court decision – a political proportional solution will ultimately have to be developed!”

*this released was provided by Stature PR

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