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New research has found that families are spending an average of £180 on back-to-school supplies for their kids. Does this tally with your experience?

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    15 %
    Yes, that sounds about right to me
    385 votes
    19 %
    Yes, but I think school supplies are getting more expensive every year
    494 votes
    28 %
    No, the cost of new uniforms, stationery and sports kit takes us well past the £200 mark
    717 votes
    38 %
    No, I wouldn’t spend anything like that amount on the little horrors!
    959 votes

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