Governments everywhere are running out of money and politicians want to remain in power.
Put these two things together and instead of doing the decent thing and reduce govt spending the politicians are coming up with ever more sneaky ways to tax ordinary people.
So when ordinary people want to go away on a family holiday, a lot decide to go away during term time as booking a holiday is cheaper simply due to supply and demand.
So what do the sneaky UK govt do? they legislate that local education authorities can charge a £60 fixed penalty notice on each child. Last year over 70,000 of these fines were levied giving the govt an extra £4.2 million.
Of course the govt claim that taking children out of school harms their education, if this was true why do teacher training days also happen during term time as that also must harm childrens education?