Saturday April 4, 2020

Money Matters: Time to re-evaluate the cost of education

Back-to-school has already started and costs are rising for families

1st August, 2016

This Wednesday, children's charity Barnados will publish its eleventh annual school costs survey, based on responses from almost 1,500 parents.

I have yet to see the figures but I’m sure they’ll point to an increase in the total costs faced by families. There’s a raft of school expenses for parents to contend with, such as school books, clothing, footwear, voluntary contributions and so on.

Barnados won’t be the only one...

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