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Centre for the Modern Family Reports

From 2011 to 2018, Scottish Widows supported the Centre for the Modern Family think tank, with the mission of understanding the challenges facing British families – providing insight and perspectives for Government, businesses, media, communities, faith groups and family experts.

Silver Supporters

For many, Christmas is a time for families and relatives to spend quality time together. But it can also be a financially challenging time with presents to buy and family to feed, while continuing to manage everyday costs and outgoings.

‘Silver Supporters’, the second and final chapter this year from the Centre for the Modern Family, explores the emotional and financial pressure facing families during the festive season.

The report has uncovered that some grandparents are also financially supporting their families throughout the entire year, although many have not made provision for this.

Cost of Christmas infographic

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