Coming of age
Between six and seven is when parents typically start giving children pocket money. And age also plays a factor in how much you get, 14 year olds appear to get the most (£8.03), whilst eight year olds receive £5.06 a week – which is a bit of a downer for hard up nine year olds who only get £4.68 on average, in comparison.
Plus, if you thought gender pay inequality only happened in the workplace – then think again – because boys get 12% more pocket money than girls. The latest survey showed that boys received £6.93 compared to £6.16 for girls. Worryingly rather than the gap getting smaller, it’s actually bigger this year compared to last when the difference was just 2%.
Chores, chores, chores
Cinderella’s got nothing on some kids who have to work just as hard for their rewards – jobs include emptying the dishwasher, tidying bedrooms, laying the table and even doing the ironing. Some lucky children get pocket money without needing to do anything except be themselves but have the opportunity for even more cash if they do additional jobs.