Reactions to higher university fees among separated parents with one or more children in the United Kingdom (UK) in July 2013

Reactions to higher UK university fees among separated parents with children in 2013 This statistic shows the reactions to increased university fees of divorced, separated or widowed parents with one or more children in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2013. In July 2013, 36 percent of these parents had not started saving to support their children through university because they could not afford to.
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Percentage of respondents
I have not started saving because I cannot afford to36%
I am already saving and haven't increased the amount I'm putting away7%
I'm saving but I am concerned that I'm not saving enough5%
I was already saving and am saving more since the fees became more expensive3%
I have not started saving because university isn't important for my children10%
I have started saving since the fees increased2%
I have stopped saving or am saving less because of other financial pressures7%
Percentage of respondents
I have not started saving because I cannot afford to36%
I am already saving and haven't increased the amount I'm putting away7%
I'm saving but I am concerned that I'm not saving enough5%
I was already saving and am saving more since the fees became more expensive3%
I have not started saving because university isn't important for my children10%
I have started saving since the fees increased2%
I have stopped saving or am saving less because of other financial pressures7%
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This statistic shows the reactions to increased university fees of divorced, separated or widowed parents with one or more children in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2013. In July 2013, 36 percent of these parents had not started saving to support their children through university because they could not afford to.
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Release date
July 2013
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
July 2013
Number of respondents
2,000*
Age group
18-55
Supplementary notes
* In July 2013 over 2,000 people aged 18-55 who live as part of one of six family groups were interviewed to produce the report’s latest findings.

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