Parents going into debt with back to school costs

 

More than one in four parents are going into debt to pay back to school costs.

A new survey from the Irish League of Credit Unions show the average amount parents owe is just under 400 euro.

While the cost of after-school care has increased by more than 70 per cent, and stands at 200 euro.

Paul Bailey from the ICLU says voluntary contributions to schools have gone up too: