Q. How has the pandemic impacted your monthly budget?
My budget has dropped significantly as Child Maintenance Service is not recovering unpaid maintenance. Being home all day home schooling in freezing temperatures mean spending more on gas and electricity. Although my daughter is entitled to free school meals she eats more than £15 a week. Unable to secure supermarket deliveries and no car to reach out of town budget superstores, means using the local stores with limited supplies at twice the price. I am often buying day to day and having to think twice about what I buy.