Charlotte P on 28 November 2020
Q. What's happened to your spending since Covid hit?

I fear I will struggle again once schools close for Christmas. I have a veey challenging 6 year old and it is difficult to get out anywhere. My daughter also started secondary school and extra CoVid related expenses and her uniform and school expenses has nearly left me broken both financially and emotionally. Even with the £20 uplift there is no security that this will stay in place but even with that money I am struggling. The government did not consider children starting secondary school for the 1st time. The expense of their buses and breaks etc. They also had no plan B put in place when the bus arrives and it states 'Bus Full' due to new social distancing measures therefore making me have to get private taxis to school which arent very safe. Another expense the government did not consider is that the free bus pass is NOT means tested but miles tested placing low income families in even more financial trouble.

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