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Some families too poor to afford Christmas, says charity

Poorer families could end up cancelling Christmas because they cannot afford it.

The Family Action charity has released a report which claims that families on low incomes expect to spend at least two-thirds less than the national average on Christmas.

Some of the least well-off have also told the charity that they will spend less than £100 on Christmas food and gifts.

Radio 5 live Morning Reports spoke to Rhian Beynon from Family Action.

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  • 06 Dec 2011