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Families struggle as cost of child rises to £148,000

19 August 2013 Last updated at 14:01 BST

Families are struggling as the cost of bringing up a child has risen to £148,000, according to research for the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).

The report, co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, says costs have risen by 4% over the last year.

At the same time it says the value of benefit payments has fallen in real terms.

Sarah Campbell reports.