The Daily Telegraph

Half of parents forced to cut down on food shop

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Almost half of parents with young children have cut back on food and other essentials, figures show.

Since March 2021, 40 per cent of those with school-age children have reduced what they spend on groceries and essentials, compared with 34 per cent of those without children, Office for National Statistics data reveal.

Sarah Coles, a personal finance analyst, said: “Life will have changed for everyone in the last 17 months [but] parents are bearing the brunt of it.”

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