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10.5% of working adults with children reported missing meals to help pay for their home
Parents 'missing meals' to pay rent

An estimated 880,000 working parents in England have resorted to skipping meals in the last year in order to cover their mortgage or rent, according to research from Shelter.

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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
    513 votes
    19 %
    Yes, but I think school supplies are getting more expensive every year
    674 votes
    28 %
    No, the cost of new uniforms, stationery and sports kit takes us well past the £200 mark
    976 votes
    38 %
    No, I wouldn’t spend anything like that amount on the little horrors!
    1,300 votes

Total Responses: 3,463
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