How much do they get? Is it a freebie, or do they have to earn it? Twelve children and their parents talk about the weekly wage wars
Imogen Layther 14, is the daughter of Anne, a general manager at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and Greg, a lecturer. She has one brother, Richard, 17.
Pocket money: £30 a month
Moni Kaczmarska 14, is the daughter of Ela, a teacher, and Richard, a doctor. She has a brother, Krys, 19, and a sister, Magda, 15.
Pocket money: £5 a week; plus £50 allowance a month
Imogen and Moni go to the same secondary school, where the social life revolves around shopping, going to the cinema, Starbucks and having lunch in Wagamama. Imogen’s £30 a month is expected to cover this. Some weekends, she will spend £6 on her noodle dish of choice, and perhaps £4 in Starbucks. And if she sees some clothes she likes her mother will pay her back, or go halves. But not if alarms go off.