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.