• From IVANews:

    The school holidays are now under way and national charity Citizens Advice issued a  warning  this week that there is an even bigger worry for parents this summer than how to keep their kids occupied for six weeks:  the escalating costs of sending them back to school in September.Despite the current supermarket price wars on uniform, with total uniform packages available for just £4.75, CAB evidence shows many parents are still struggling because their childrens’ schools insist on expensive uniform only available from exclusive stockists, rather than letting parents purchase these competitively priced generic items from the high street. On top of this parents can face numerous additional costs such as specialist equipment, school trips and ‘contributions’.A survey at the start of 2009 by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) echoed CAB evidence and showed that 65% of families on the lowest incomes said they were struggling to meet school costs David Harker,…

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    Posted by Jon @ 3:50 pm

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