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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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  1.  
    15 %
    Yes, that sounds about right to me
    567 votes
  2.  
    20 %
    Yes, but I think school supplies are getting more expensive every year
    738 votes
  3.  
    28 %
    No, the cost of new uniforms, stationery and sports kit takes us well past the £200 mark
    1,066 votes
  4.  
    37 %
    No, I wouldn’t spend anything like that amount on the little horrors!
    1,381 votes

Total Responses: 3,752
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