Poorest cut off from beaches in seaside shocker

Poorest cut off from beaches in seaside shocker

One family in five is too poor to take a trip to the seaside for today’s bank holiday, a children’s charity has revealed.
Research published by Barnardo’s today found that the poorest 20 per cent of families have too little disposable income to stretch to a city-to-coast trip, even if they cut out “all but the basics.”
A trip from Birmingham to Rhyl, north Wales, would set a family of four back £117.40 while one from Leicester to Skegness in Lincolnshire would cost £127.40, the study showed.
The minimum disposable income for a fifth of households was just £39 a week — leaving a day at the beach well out of reach.
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Poorest cut off from beaches in seaside shocker

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