70% of parents in the North
West say its not fine to fine
ONLINE flight booker, Kiwi.com, has
revealed the frustrations of parents in the North West being penalised for
taking their children away on holiday during school term time.
Research conducted by the brand reveals that 70% of parents in the North West
sided with Jon Platt, who earlier this year lost his High Court battle for the
right to take his children out of school during term time. When asked whether it
is wrong to fine parents who take children on holiday during term time, 60%
The data also reveals that 87% parents from the North West think holiday costs
are too high during July and August, and is the main reason they take their
children out of school during term time. Visiting family and relatives abroad is
also a contributing factor to term time absences as it seems getting everyone
together can only ever be done around universal and expensive holiday periods
such as Christmas and the Summer holidays. 31% of parents have taken their
children out of school for family/relative related reasons.
52% of families in the North West have taken their kids out of school in
term-time and estimate they save ₤670 on average from taking term time holidays.
As a result, 63% of parents would take their children on holiday during
term time. Despite 70% of parents being fined by their local Council, just 52%
of those would do it again.
Stephen Davis at Kiwi.com said:- "Each year the school holiday period
heavily impacts the cost of flights abroad, meaning families have to pay
unnecessary premiums for their annual trip abroad, or battle with colleagues to
bag the holiday time from work 1st to avoid missing out. Our ethos is focused
around finding the right flights for our bookers, at the best price; whatever
the reason for flying, wherever you're going."
It is not just flight costs that drive families in the North West to book their
breaks outside of the designated holiday months. 13% of parents in the North
West reveal they find it hard to get the time off work during the holidays as
they are competing with so many other parent colleagues who want the time off.
This has resulted in arguments with management and colleagues, being bullied
into taking time off, and even feeling so pressured that they have considered
leaving their jobs.
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