Back to school costs cause worry amongst parents

ITV News is reporting that the cost of sending a child back to school is causing worry amongst parents. 

Parents are more concerned about the cost of sending their children back to school than the price of school holidays, according to research.

The survey, carried out among parents of children aged between 4 and 16, found that the average cost of sending a child back to school is £186. Clothing and footwear makes up the bulk of the costs, with school uniforms, shoes, jackets and sports kits costing more than £100 combined.

The figures, from Nationwide, suggest some 40% of parents worry about their finances over the back-to-school period, while 36% worry about funding during the summer break.

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