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As someone else said things are tougher these days so, I'd expect more from them 35% maybe. If you don't need the money you could put it to one side and help them use it for a house deposit at a later date.
I live alone, food about £40 a week. To rent a room round here £600 a month. One bed flat, no bills, £1,000 a month.
I'm talking about being very unfairly treated compared to my friends and compared to my siblings at the same stage in their lives.
She couldn't get a p-time job till she turned 18 partly due to lockdowns and partly due to the expectations where we live. She lost her first p-time job in a cafe within 3 weeks because she couldn't commit to fully flexible working. It was the end of May, her college course didn't end until the beginning of July..
No I don't think post 16 students should be contributing to the household bills. Paying for their own spends and preferred personal items out of any wages certainly. That is different to 18+ when they start degrees or when they start in f-time jobs.
DD had to do 3 modes of transport to her college. Car/bus train from our village. Train from main station to her college's city station and then a bus from the city to her college.
Here the 'Saturday job' that I had as a teen no longer exists. You're fortunate if you can find something before aged 18 due to places preferring that age due to any restricted sales and frequently want full flexibility (as in available all days/any times). my friend put up a post on SM this summer did anyone know of any p-time jobs for her son as he was struggling to find anything and had been turned down for several. I messaged her saying how difficult it would be until he turned 18 (which he did last week) combined with continuing it once he returned to sixth form.
DD only got another job after the cafe one ended after her course ended so could then do any hours.
That's just the conversation I've had with my son. It worked out at around £250 a month, so we agreed on this without any problems or complaints from him, because I think he saw it as being a fair arrangement for everyone. It comes to around 15% of his take home pay, so is also affordable for him.