Children’s swimming lessons
Son’s football every week
Also, what do I do about school holidays with regards to childcare- obviously spend more during this time than a normal month so how does that work? Do I just use an average over the year?
Do I get to keep any money for general day to day living? Birthday gifts, trips to the cinema etc? (I know this is probably wishful thinking )
Apologies if the answers to these are something obvious, this is all very new to me. I am a newly single parent and trying to work out what is going to be the best way to get myself back on my feet.
Son’s football every week --- as above
Gym membership --- will probably have to be cancelled
School lunches --- Max guidelines is around £50 per child
Hair cuts ---- £12 per month for you and £5 per child
School uniform/clothes/shoes --- General clothing & footwear alowance is around £25 (max £34) for you and £20 per child
Pet insurance --- £34 max to include food.
On top of those things like: Emergencies up to £15 for you £11 per child. Dentist £14 for you (kids are free) Medicines £11 for you (again kids are free). Mobile around £50 (might have to provide proof). Satellite TV -- up to £26. School trips £7 per child. Pocket money £12 per child. Meals at work £42 for you. Petrol & parking up to £200. Spares and servicing up tp £30. Food, toiletries & cleaning max £222 for you and £86 per child.
Then there are things based on actual cost: Electricity, gas, water, car insurance, council tax, rent.
Some IP's will make an allowance for smoking and mine allowed £5 a month for newspapers & magazines !
Allowances were very generous and we had more ‘money’ for things like haircuts that i didnt have before.
My girls have continued swimming lessons and ballet throughout our iva.
We do the park love to shop vouchers and pay monthly towards them which gives us a few hundred quid in November which we paid for out of other allowances as Foggy said.
What type of allowances will I need proof of?
I am living with my sister for the foreseeable until I can get back on my feet, I pay her 500 a month rent then give her around £250 towards bills- how would I document this other than my bank statement?
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