Kids suffering from drastic cuts in weekly pocket money
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...