Supermarket study reveals summer holiday finance strain

A new supermarket study has revealed the financial strain parents face while their kids are off school during the summer holidays.
Carried out by Morrisons, the research showed UK mothers and fathers have spent around £1.5 billion trying to keep their little ones entertained during the break this year.
As a result, parents are findings their funds are running low and are eager for the new school year to start.
It was shown that 74 per cent of mums and dads are ready for the children to head back to the classroom, with 42 per cent fed up with having to tidy up after the youngsters.
A further 29 per cent admitted they are worried about finding activities for the kids before the new school year begins, while 22 per cent are concerned about the additional expense of these pursuits.
Sonia Whiteley-Guest, director of brand management at Morrisons – which has more than 400 stores in the UK – stated: “We know that over three-quarters of parents will have spent their school holiday budget by now but that shouldn’t mean the fun has to stop.”