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One third of parents get into debt preparing their children to return to school.

Boy at preschool

The annual Credit Union Back to School Costs survey reveals that two thirds of parents say the costs negatively impact on household bills and family plans.

Although spending on books and uniforms is down, voluntary contributions and the cost of school trips are up.

Extra-curricular activities are the highest spend – showing a significant increase from 133 euro in 2015 to € 185 in euro.