Pocket money recession for kids

Children's pocket money rates are falling, with a widening gender gap leaving girls lagging behind boys, according to a study. Parents now give their eight to 15-year-olds an average of £5.98 a week, a drop of 27p - or £14.04 a year - on 2011.

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