SAVINGS ON BACK-TO-SCHOOL ESSENTIALS

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SUPPORTING WORKING PARENTS: SAVINGS ON BACK-TO-SCHOOL ESSENTIALS

Our third blog on supporting parents in the workplace explores how you can help your employees save on back-to-school essentials through our discounts platform and employee cashback card. Purchasing everything children need for school is expensive, but from shoes and clothing to new pencils – we can help relieve the financial burden.

“The average cost of compulsory secondary school uniform and sportswear items in England in 2023 is £96. 24 per pupil.” The Schoolwear Association

This figure reflects the cost of a child starting secondary school, where it’s the norm for pupils to be required to wear many branded items, usually provided by a specialist stockist. When it comes to these branded items, there isn’t space to shop around for the best deal. Unless parents can purchase pre-loved or receive hand-me-downs from friends and family, they’ll be expected to pay this price – more than once.

Children grow and play, and parents will need to purchase replacement and larger-size clothing as and when needed. While the above figure represents secondary or high schools, depending on the tier system in your country, many primary and infant schools in the UK also have branded uniform policies.

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This is why it’s essential to help parents make savings where possible.

In this blog, we take a look at: government regulations, savings on back-to-school essentials, earn cashback on essential items, and money management for children at university.