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pocket money

Also, spending money. Cash for incidental or minor expenses, as in They don't believe in giving the children pocket money without asking them to do chores, or Can I borrow a dollar? I'm out of all my spending money. The first term, dating from the early 1600s, alludes to keeping small sums in one's pocket; the second alludes to money that may be spent (as opposed to saved) and dates from the late 1500s.
See also: money, pocket
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Past figures showed pocket money saw its biggest hike in 2003 when it doubled to PS5.
More than three-quarters (78 per cent) of the eight to 15-year-olds who took part in the survey said they still receive pocket money.
While one recent study suggested that only half of British parents pay out to kids, research has found that although just one in three pre-school children get a small allowance, by the age of seven the majority of kids (87 per cent) are receiving pocket money.
It also appears there's something to be said for giving your child pocket money regularly, rather than PS10 one week and nothing the next.
Youngsters in London currently receive the highest typical pocket money amounts at PS8.
Pocket Money Cookery is a collection of family recipes and include funny and quirky facts about their origin.
The latest findings of Halifax's Annual Pocket Money Survey indicate that the average amount paid to children fell from a six-year high of PS6.
The results of the latest quarterly Pocket Money Index(PMI) have indicated that pocket money has decreased for children aged 3 to 13.
The website makes it easy for parents to set up a regular pocket money routine and helps children learn about day-to-day saving and spending from an early age via simple tools and fun games.
Pocket money is used mainly for lunch, hobbies and drinks, with spending on lunch down 10 yen from a year earlier to 490 yen per day, marking the lowest since data become available in 2001, it said.
ONE IN five children are supplementing their pocket money through working, collectively earning pounds 426m a year, a survey showed today.
24 a week in pocket money during 2009 - a slight increase on the previous year despite the recession, research showed.
His mother explains how he can earn and save pocket money to achieve his goal.
ECONOMIC slowdown may have driven corporate India to hold back pay rises, but indulgent parents gave their little ones 39 per cent more pocket money this year as compared to 2008.