Kids suffering from drastic cuts in weekly pocket money

22 September 2010


In these harsh economic times, it seems that it isn’t just skint adults with furrowed brows who are feeling the pinch – the ickle kiddiwinkies are seeing a drop in their pocket money earnings as their parents pass on the poverty to their younglings.

Some research done by the CRB-checked Halifax shows that kids’ pocket money has fallen to a seven-year low, with the average handout now £5.89 per week, 5.9% less than in 2009. But do we see the likes of Bob Crow stepping in to organise industrial action. No, we do not.

There’s also gender disparity in the figures as well, with boys’ average income 38p per week more than girls, the lads averaging a weekly salary of £6.08 compared to just £5.70 for the lasses.

The vast majority of kids said that they spend all of their pocket money in one go while almost one in ten said that they save ALL of their pocket money. That’s truly alarming – we don’t know any kids who would do that, nor do we want to know them.

Any parents out thre? How much pocket money do your anklebiters get and what do they spend it on. Maybe you haven’t told them that money even exists in order to save yourself a few quid. If you can be arsed, let us know in the little box below...

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  • jio
    my parents gave me fuck all
  • ButterMan
    Your mum gives me £20, but only if she successfully orgasms.
  • Alexis
    A pound a week I got back in the late eighties!
  • IfYouCopyMyNameYouAreGayIsGay
    When I was little, I used to get great pocketmoney for all the housework I did... It was called 'being fed.'
  • The B.
    Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.
  • Freebie
    @ Alexis I'll give you a pound a week if you like. It'll hurt though...
  • Whisky
    @ Alexis I too received a pound sterling a week. I bought Sonic the hedgehog on credit from my dad in 1991. Was fucking ages until I started seeing any cash again. Taught me the value of money though.
  • Noghar
    Three pence a week. Pre-decimal. You fuckers are making me feel old, stop it.
  • eddiex
    Does this include the £50 a week they spend at Greggs and the chippy at school lunchtimes? Spotty fucking lard arses.
  • PaulH
    Mmmmm Greggs...
  • Rich
    I give my 10 year old £1.50, after reading this post I feel like a mean fucker. Oh well....
  • AyePet
    UK has a disgusting consumerist trend, we need to save more, full stop. Nothing wrong with kids who save.
  • major b.
    @ the real bob you were lucky, we could only dream of sulphuric acid......!

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