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Children’s pocket money has gone up by 20 per cent during lockdown

Those extra chores paid off: Children’s pocket money has gone up by 20% to £7.17 a week during lockdown

Millions have been furloughed and many small businesses have gone to the wall, but there is one group enjoying a pandemic bonanza – children.

Pocket money has gone up by 20 per cent on average across the UK to £7.17 a week, compared with £5.97 the previous year, according to an analysis of data from 400,000 children.

Youngsters aged six to 18 in London and the South East have more cash for treats, enjoying on average £9.21 a week – 40 per cent more than the £6.62 handed to their counterparts in Wales. 

Millions have been furloughed and many small businesses have gone to the wall, but there is one group enjoying a pandemic bonanza – children. Pocket money has gone up by 20 per cent on average across the UK to £7.17 a week, compared with £5.97 the previous year, according to an analysis of data from 400,000 children

Children in Scotland receive an average of £7.34, says the study by gohenry, a prepaid debit card app.

The rise is thought to be due to children doing more chores at home during lockdown.

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