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 per cent - to £7.17 a week - during lockdown

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 01:31 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 01:31 BST, 2 May 2021

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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.

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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. 

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