Living Costs

Parents 'Fall Short' at Supporting Children Through University

Owen Burek | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Burek

New survey reveals major shortfall in UK student income vs living costs, and exposes growing tensions between parents, students and the government. ...

LOOK: London Students Build 'Cardboard City' To Protest Unaffordable Housing Rates

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

London students built a "cardboard city" outside a property student housing conference to protest against high rates which they claim have become unaf...

Fancy Staying In A Castle?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The phrase "student housing" traditionally conjures up images of mice droppings, cramped bedrooms and scummy bathrooms - but not with this lot. He...

Saving Cash as a Penniless Student

Daley James Francis | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daley James Francis

After six months at uni (and bear in mind this was in the pre-£9,000 a year tuition fees era), my friend came to me and asked me how she could save money as she was completely skint, couldn't find paid work (she had been volunteering) and didn't want to live up to the cliché of the student who is bailed out by their parents whenever the going gets tough.

Debating How Child Poverty Is Measured Must Not Distract From Urgent Action Needed to Tackle It

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anne Marie Carrie

Barnardo's believes that the scandal of child poverty in this country will only be tackled when action is taken to improve both the income and the access to services that the poorest families have. We know that money matters to the poorest families - especially when rising living costs, stagnating wages, a weak labour market and spending cuts are placing more pressure on them than ever before. Many families in poverty in the UK live on just £12 per person per day after housing costs. That £12 has to stretch to cover everything: food, electricity, water, gas, bus fares.

What's The True Cost Of Going To University?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The cost of going to university will leave you more than £75,000 out of pocket, research has revealed. A survey published on Wednesday claims the ...

How Much Does It Cost To Raise One Child?

Posted 26.01.2012 | UK

The average cost of raising a child to the age of 21 now stands at £218,000, according to a report published on Thursday. Educating, feeding and p...

Cost Of Living Rockets

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

British families will need to dig deep to find an extra £1,679 a year to maintain their lifestyles and keep up with rising costs, finance experts hav...

Consumers 'Cutting Back On Christmas' Amid Rising Costs

PA | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK

Four out of 10 Britons who celebrate Christmas (42%) will rein in their spending on presents this year, a survey has revealed. The Which? resear...

Pensioners' Cost Of Living 'Soars By 20 Per Cent'

PA | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

Pensioners have seen their cost of living soar by around 20% since the start of the credit crunch, Saga has said. Compared with four years ago,...

Students 'Cannot Meet Living Costs' Union Warns

PA | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Many students are left thousands of pounds out of pocket because Government grants and loans do not cover the cost of studying, a union has claimed.Â...

Brits Spending £9 Billion A Month Paying Off Debts

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK

Britons have little spare income left to handle spiralling living costs and increased food prices after paying off debts, according to a report out on...