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Family Finances and Welfare Cuts

Family Action's Breaking the Bank reports highlight the pressures on parents finances at key points throughout the year.

Breaking the Bank: Summer on a ShoestringDays trips are breaking the bank for some families with 54% of parents planning to cut back on summer activities with their children. 1 in 10 low income parents will not go on a trip at all and many other families we work with will be stuck at home unable to afford to leave their city.

Read about how families are being forced to cope with summer on a shoestring .

Breaking the Bank: Family Fortunes - the Impact of Austerity on Family LifeFamily fortunes are crashing as the Chancellor cashes in. Our new report highlights the intense pressures on family finances as a result of food and fuel inflation and welfare cuts.

Read about the pressures facing families and take a look at the messages our families are giving the Chancellor ahead of the Budget.

Breaking the Bank: A Cut Price Christmas for Low Income FamiliesPoor families face the prospect of cancelling Christmas as pressure on family finances mounts. Our Breaking the Bank - A Cut Price Christmas report highlighted the cost of Christmas for disadvantaged and vulnerable families. We spoke to low income parents and asked them what every family should be able to afford at Christmas.

Read our Cut Price Christmas report.

Breaking the Bank: The Impact of Back to School Costs on Low Income FamiliesFamily Action is concerned that back to school costs may break the bank for some low income families. This report highlighted the impact of back to school costs on low income families. We found that some parents are paying up to 40% of their income on school uniform and equipment costs in the summer months.

Read our new report today.