BBC Children’s and BBC Learning have announced a range of content across Bitesize, CBBC and CBeebies that will encourage children across the UK to get involved with computing and coding, with new education resources, lively television series, games and competitions.
As September approaches, it’s not just new school uniforms that parents are splashing out on. More than a quarter (26%) of mums and dads plan to spend a staggering £659 million – an average of £329 per family – on gadgets for their children as the new term approaches, according to new research from uSwitch.com.
Fear of their children being injured in a serious car crash tops the list of parents’ concerns, according to the findings of an ABI survey.
Parents across the country face the costly task of preparing their kids for the new school year as new research by Santander Credit Cards reveals the eye-watering cost of going back to school.
The average amount for educating two children at private day schools is currently running at £526,000. With school fees having quadrupled since 1990, many parents who are hoping to educate their children privately will need to plan early, or look at alternatives such as home tuition supplementing state schooling.
Parents should check if their 2-year-olds will be eligible for free childcare when the amount on offer doubles next week.
People turn to internet search engines for advice rather than their family, new research reveals.
An urgent review of life insurance policies is being called for after the figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) revealed bereaved families are being hit with unnecessary Inheritance Tax (IHT) bills totalling up to £216 million.
Britain’s children are more likely to be spending their pocket money on the latest technology, than comics and sweets, as eight to 15 year olds admit to spending almost all their cash on downloads and computer games, according to the latest findings from Halifax.
One in eight pupils (13 per cent) is not getting enough to eat in the school holidays. This is according to teachers who are worried by changes in pupils, such as weight loss, when they return to school in the new term.
If you’ve been putting off writing your will, it’s time to consider seriously doing so. For many people, misconceptions hold them back.
With the back to school deadline looming, it’s not just the kids who are caving in to peer pressure, as almost half (47 per cent) of parents admit they feel the need to buy their children new items to keep up with other parents.
The Bank of Mum and Dad is fast becoming the Bank of Nan and Grandad – after a poll revealed that Britain’s over 50s plan to give their grandchildren £16.7 billion for their university costs.
UK couples are spending more than £44,000 on average when they divorce or separate, totalling £5.7 billion per year across the nation. A new study from life insurer Aviva reveals the hidden cost of divorce as £21,979 per person or £43,958 per couple.
New research from Gocompare.com reveals the top names for cats and dogs over the past three years and how they compare to UK baby names.
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