This Autumn term the subsidy rate (Aug ’18 – Jul ’19) on the RPA website is 4.1144 pence, you will need to use this figure as part of the calculation to determine what your charge for milk will be to parents. Please note that unlike previous years the subsidy rate has been set for the ‘academic year’ opposed to monthly.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The above rate is for 200ml cartons as supplied by DairyLink. If you arrange your own supply please check the size of the cartons supplied. Subsidy rates for other sizes of cartons are: 189ml – 3.8881 pence, 1/3pint – 3.8967 pence.
The actual reimbursement to schools will be based on this amount and you will need to take this into account when working out your calculation. If you wish to confirm the subsidy rate prior to sending out your letter to parents, please see the rpa website using this link.
See here for examples of calculations.