A high percentage of British consumers have told online money saving website DiscountVouchers.co.uk that they feel parents of children who skive off from school should lose their benefits. The website, which helps shoppers save money at more than 800 stores, polled site users on the subject of school truancy.
Of the deals website’s respondents, 78% said they feel that parents should be made to pay by losing full benefits if their children regularly skive off school.
Claire Hayes, Chief Operations Officer at DiscountVouchers.co.uk, says: “The UK’s education sector has always been a source of pride and provides the workforce of the future. Parents who are allowing their children to miss school are undermining that and so it is understandable that people feel they should be punished for doing so.”
DiscountVouchers.co.uk features more than 500 new voucher codes every day from over 3000 retailers including Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser, Lastminute.com and Sainsbury’s.