How much do your DCs pay for housekeeping?

(14 Posts)
mckenzie Tue 15-Nov-16 19:34:22

I'm discussing the future with DS vis a vis his options for year 12 and paying housekeeping has cropped up.

How much, percentage wise, is the going rate these days? I started work too many moons ago to remember how much I gave my lovely mum smile
Tia

wooooofudge Tue 15-Nov-16 21:38:45

You'll get lots of different answers. When I was first working, I paid a third of my wages to my parents.

mckenzie Wed 16-Nov-16 09:53:25

Thanks woooooofudge.

greenfolder Wed 16-Nov-16 09:54:39

£200 per month. But they are both working full time at the mo. Nothing when studying. If not studying but part time, 20%.

mckenzie Wed 16-Nov-16 21:16:25

Thanks greenfolder

Rumtopf Wed 16-Nov-16 21:31:15

The agreement with my Mum was a third for housekeeping, a third to save and a third to spend.
Mum actually saved the housekeeping up for me and when I first moved out it helped me pay the deposit, first few months rent and redecorating costs, which was lovely of her. I was very lucky.

friendswithacat Wed 16-Nov-16 21:31:50

Year 12? He shouldn't be paying anything!

AtMyHouse Wed 16-Nov-16 21:42:32

I didn't pay mine anything... mine won't pay me anything...

RealHouswifeofBury Wed 16-Nov-16 22:54:21

While in education or apprenticeship nothing.

LovingLola Wed 16-Nov-16 22:55:32

Am not in UK. What age is year 12?

ClarissaDarling Wed 16-Nov-16 22:58:36

How much did you pay at the same age/while in school?

5moreminutes Wed 16-Nov-16 23:00:56

You only charge them in year 12 if you are in very challenging financial circumstances and struggling to pay the rent/ electricity bill, and they have a part time job. Surely?

You'll still get child benefit if you are under the earning threshold, which is to compensate you for supporting them to stay in education if you want to look at it that way!

mckenzie Fri 18-Nov-16 17:10:20

I didn't stay I was looking to charge him in year 12 just that he was looking at options for year 12, what career he might be aiming for, what salary he aspires to earn and housekeeping cropped up smile.

Thank for your replies.

Loving Lola, Year 12 is age 16/17.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 18-Nov-16 17:12:15

Mine don't pay anything.

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