School holiday fines in England 'unfair', say parents
The number of parental fines in England for children's poor school attendance has risen sharply since the government ban on term-time holidays was introduced, BBC research suggests.
Almost 64,000 fines have been issued since the law changed in September 2013, a rise of about 70%, according to local authority data.
More than three-quarters of councils, 118, responded to a BBC survey.
Alex Forsyth spoke to a several parents about the cost of taking their children on holiday.
08 Aug 2014
- From the section UK