Consultation outcome

Making the Nursery Milk Scheme more cost effective

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

The government has decided that the best option for the Nursery Milk Scheme is the direct supply option. This is when a company, or group of companies, contract with the Department to supply milk directly to childcare settings. The analysis and rationale supporting this decision are set out in the consultation response document.

To make changing to the new scheme easier, the department is also planning to change the time limit for making a claim under the existing scheme from 2 years to 6 months from October 2014.

To ask for a Welsh and Scots Gaelic language versions of the consultation response email: nurserymilk@dh.gsi.gov.uk

The government has also updated the Impact Assessment on the proposed options.

The pipeline notice for organisations interested in participating in the modernised scheme has also been published.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 18 June 2012 12:00am to
23 October 2012 11:45pm

Summary

Seeks views on reforming the scheme on price, access, voucher schemes, supply and claims procedures.

Documents

Next Steps for Nursery Milk: Consultation Document

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Next Steps for Nursery Milk: Impact Assessment

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Next Steps for Nursery Milk: Equality Analysis

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Next Steps for Nursery Milk: Questionnaire

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Consultation description

The government wants your views on exploring 4 different options to reform the Nursery Milk Scheme:

  • leave the scheme as it currently exists
  • cap the price that can be claimed for milk by childcare providers
  • issue evoucher cards which childcare providers can use to purchase milk
  • introduce a government contract with an external provider to directly supply and deliver milk to all childcare providers

A survey for all childcare providers currently registered with the scheme is running alongside the consultation until 30 September. It asks about how it works for them now and how they and the children they care for might be affected by any changes.

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