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72% of NI parents stretched to the limit by school costs, survey shows

Average price of uniforms now £826 pushing 38% into debt

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A new survey shows more parents than ever are finding back to school costs a struggle financially. Stock image.

A new survey shows more parents than ever are finding back to school costs a struggle financially. Stock image.

Naomi McBurney

Naomi McBurney

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A new survey shows more parents than ever are finding back to school costs a struggle financially. Stock image.

More than seven in 10 parents surveyed in Northern Ireland say the cost of school uniforms and equipment is hitting their finances heavily — 10% more than in 2021.

A new survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) indicates that more parents than ever (72%) are saying back to school costs are a financial burden they can ill afford.


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