Press release: Quarter of parents rely on credit for back to school costs

20 August 2014

New research from the Money Advice Service among parents of children aged 4 - 11 at primary or middle school has shown vast differences in the amounts parents are spending on the annual ‘back-to-school’ shop. While well over half of parents (62%) will be spending £200 or less, nearly one in ten (9%) expect to spend £900 and over. The average spent by British parents is £180.