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Northern Ireland parents falling into debt in order to pay for children returning to classroom

Average amount spent on pupils is over £1k

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The overall spend on school items is down slightly for both primary and secondary schools

The overall spend on school items is down slightly for both primary and secondary schools

The overall spend on school items is down slightly for both primary and secondary schools

More than a third of parents in Northern Ireland are getting into debt to cope with the financial burden of getting children back to school after the summer break.

The shocking statistic was revealed in a new report from the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU), which shows that parents are spending a staggering average of £1,034 to kit out their kids for post-primary school.


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