Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Child Raising Costs Soar

news_children_playground.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

11:52am 26th January 2012
(Updated 11:52am 26th January 2012)

Revealed: the Cornish parents cancelling insurance to help make ends meet.

A report claims one in six in the south-west has scrapped a policy.

It says the cost of raising kids now stands at more than £10 thousand a year.

That is up 3.3% on the 2010.

Insurer Mark Jones says times are tough: "This year we're seeing people perhaps being more aware of the changes in costs and taking more action to do something about it. We've found that about three quarters of people are cutting back on the family budget.

"This year it's very much the education and childcare that we've seen are the more expensive elements or the elements that are increasing most. They've both increase by roundabout five percent. Education is largely the increase in university fees"

Camborne mum-of-two Ria Williams is worried about saving for her daughters' futures:

"I think it is difficult at the moment. I think that you do need to budget and obviously you prioritise your children so everything that they need first and foremost they get and we sometimes as parents have to forgo our own luxuries."

"My children are relatively young at the moment, both under the age of three. So as soon as I need to start buying uniforms and they're going to school and they want to go to school clubs there's going to be more to pay for"

11:52am 26th January 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
sugar

WATCH: Cornish families urged to tackle child obesity

Almost a third of primary kids here are overweight or obese

abuse rape depression

WATCH: Recorded child sex offences jump

There were almost 1,500 in Cornwall and Devon last year

Most read
missing john hurst 4

Body found on popular Cornish beach identified

Missing John Hurst discovered at Watergate Bay

crash victoria

UPDATE: Overturned car blocks busy A30

This is why you got stuck at Victoria on Tuesday

Top articles

WATCH: Brexit begins... but what about the pasty?

Cornwall News: Fresh calls to guarantee the oggy's protected status

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Two security reviews to look into Westminster terror attack

National News: Two reviews into security at Parliament will take place following the terror attack at Westminster, Speaker John Bercow has told MPs.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Toshiba's nuclear unit Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection

World News: Embattled Toshiba says its Westinghouse Electric (WE) nuclear division, which has interests in the UK, has filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors.

Leyton Orient stave off winding up order after £1m pledge by owner

Sports News: A £1m pledge from the owner of Leyton Orient FC has saved the club from a winding-up order, but fans believe the club is still in "mortal danger".

River Tyne 'booze cruise' plans slammed by police

Strange News: Plans for thousands of people to float on inflatables down the River Tyne on a "booze cruise" have been criticised by police.

Newer article

St Agnes Crash Leaves Woman Fighting For Life

Cornwall News: Three others injured and two horses die at Silverwell Junction

Older article

Camelford Arson Investigation

Cornwall News: Police investigate attempt to set fire to family home

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.