Opinion: taking family holidays during school term time in Great Britain 2014

This statistic shows the opions of parents in Great Britain on taking their children out of school for a family summer holiday in 2014, given that they could be required to pay a fine to do so. Fifty percent of parents surveyed reported that cost was the single deciding factor affecting their choice of summer holiday destination.

Parents' opinions on taking family summer holidays during school term time in Great Britain 2014*

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Source

Release date

February 2014

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

February 7-9, 2014

Number of respondents

2,044 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

weighted to the profile of all adults

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Parents in the United Kingdom who take their children on holidays during term time can face fines up to 60 British pounds per pupil per parent. If the fine is not paid within seven days, the amount rises to 120 British pounds. Refusal to pay altogether could mean a fine as high as 2,500 British pounds. The rules were introduced in September 2013.
Type of survey was not specified.
The survey was conducted by ICM Research on behalf of Halifax Bank.

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