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    How Much Board should I ask off my Son?

    My 16 year old starts work in Sept. How much Board do you think he should pay per week?

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    Start him off at £100 a month.

    Original Poster

    Do you not think it should go on a percentage of his weekly/monthly wage?

    I pay £10 a week! im 18 haah

    Supermod

    frollickingfrill;2517400

    Do you not think it should go on a percentage of his weekly wage?



    No. Start it easier for him but make him realise that you are doing it to ease him in. After about a year you should raise it. Make sure you keep track of his finances though too.

    Original Poster

    Pitbikeboy;2517401

    I pay £10 a week! im 18 haah



    Thats shocking!:thinking:

    i pay nothing and im 21

    but i guess thats cos i lived at uni most of the week.

    Now i've got my own place but if i was to move back home it would be 100pounds per month for me (mainly because i wouldnt be here alot other than to sleep and take some food lol)

    Nothing, otherwise he will charge you when your old and can't look after youself, karma, its a bitch eh?`

    im assuming its FT work so may as well start to prepare him for living alone and charge him a reasonable amount which im guessin includes food washing etc etc

    frollickingfrill;2517400

    Do you not think it should go on a percentage of his weekly wage?



    Will any future landlord? I assume you are trying to teach him that sort of lesson and not because you actually need his money as such? I think £100 a month is a nice and reasonable sum for both parties, far below what he would have to pay elsewhere. I have no idea what he will be earning of course.

    Original Poster

    He will have no other outgoings . I will be taking him and bringing him back from work so he does'nt even have that expence

    Original Poster

    onlyme23;2517417

    im assuming its FT work so may as well start to prepare him for living … im assuming its FT work so may as well start to prepare him for living alone and charge him a reasonable amount which im guessin includes food washing etc etc



    Thats my outlook on it, he has to learn the value of money;-)

    Then I would even suggest that you consider asking him for money for transport to and from work (even if at the end of it, you still get the same amount of money as you originally planned). That way, he starts to see the cost of living (board to you) and working (such as transport costs). It will be a very valuable lesson in the long run.

    Is this full time work hon?

    its dependent on is he working full time?

    is he earning enough a month for you to charge him 100pounds a month?

    100pounds a month seems to be the 'going rate' thats what 2 of my friends pay their parents.

    You could have a converstation with him - ask him why he sees as fair... he may surprise you.

    Original Poster

    pghstochaj;2517419

    Will any future landlord? I assume you are trying to teach him that sort … Will any future landlord? I assume you are trying to teach him that sort of lesson and not because you actually need his money as such? I think £100 a month is a nice and reasonable sum for both parties, far below what he would have to pay elsewhere. I have no idea what he will be earning of course.



    Well he doesnt yet!! they want tell him until he gets his GCSE results but its an engineering apprentiship so should be reasonable wage for a 16 year old

    Banned

    Depends on what he earns, i personally think its a massive problem that the youngsters today have no reponsibilities and to much money in their butt pocket

    Before my three left home they paid £120 a month. They were well grown however with decent salaries.

    Original Poster

    sassie;2517452

    Depends on what he earns, i personally think its a massive problem that … Depends on what he earns, i personally think its a massive problem that the youngsters today have no reponsibilities and to much money in their butt pocket



    Thats my view, we dont really need the money but we have to help teach him about the big wide world

    wait and see what he is earning and then sit down and talk about it with him, most teenagers are unwilling to pay any rent to there parents lol but when he moves out he will realise how easy he had it

    he will be on £80 a week.

    Make him a deal - He buys his own food.

    Original Poster

    I mentioned £40 per week but he says thats to much, Which i guess is true, but I just dont have any idea what to expect off him

    Banned

    frollickingfrill;2517464

    Thats my view, we dont really need the money but we have to help teach … Thats my view, we dont really need the money but we have to help teach him about the big wide world



    If you really dont need the money then put it away for something later on, maybe a family holiday, maybe put it away for when he will want a deposit on a home, Kids round here drive round in brand spanking new cars, party form friday till monday, because they have nothing to pay, their wages is their pocket money, i dont think this helps anyone

    frollickingfrill;2517445

    Well he doesnt yet!! they want tell him until he gets his GCSE results … Well he doesnt yet!! they want tell him until he gets his GCSE results but its an engineering apprentiship so should be reasonable wage for a 16 year old



    Won't be much at all if most other apprenticeships are anything to go by, £100 a month might be excessive. I used to work for Mercedes arranging apprentices for them during my time at Uni, the going rate was £70 to £120 per week for that.

    cut him a deal for either a fixed amount inc bills and food etc or a basic amount for room and board and then he pays any additional costs like his own food and cut of bills inc his phone calls on top, he will soon realise which is the better option!

    Kick off at 15% of his monthly income, stepping up 5% every 6 months. Soon enough it'll be worth him moving out and standing on his own 2 feet.

    Original Poster

    pghstochaj;2517477

    Won't be much at all if most other apprenticeships are anything to go by, … Won't be much at all if most other apprenticeships are anything to go by, £100 a month might be excessive. I used to work for Mercedes arranging apprentices for them during my time at Uni, the going rate was £70 to £120 per week for that.



    He is hoping to get around £10k per year and the reason he is saying that is because my nephew started with united utilites on a Apprenitship after finishing school and he started on £12K per year!!!!

    frollickingfrill;2517468

    I mentioned £40 per week but he says thats to much, Which i guess is … I mentioned £40 per week but he says thats to much, Which i guess is true, but I just dont have any idea what to expect off him



    40pounds per week is just below what i paid in rent acc last year..everything included bar food. so maybe thats a bit high to start off with

    ps my house last year was great and prime location to uni :thumbsup:

    Banned

    If he earns a £100 per week and pays you £25 all in, that leaves him £75 per week in his pocket, can i move in with you :-)

    frollickingfrill;2517487

    He is hoping to get around £10k per year and the reason he is saying that … He is hoping to get around £10k per year and the reason he is saying that is because my nephew started with united utilites on a Apprenitship after finishing school and he started on £12K per year!!!!



    UU are quite good though, is he working in a similar sector? It depends on their costs more than anything, is the apprenticeship tied in with a local school/college or indepedent? If the former, the wage will be lower because of the costs of that etc.

    Original Poster

    sassie;2517494

    If he earns a £100 per week and pays you £25 all in, that leaves him £75 p … If he earns a £100 per week and pays you £25 all in, that leaves him £75 per week in his pocket, can i move in with you :-)



    LOL:roll:

    Original Poster

    pghstochaj;2517499

    UU are quite good though, is he working in a similar sector? It depends … UU are quite good though, is he working in a similar sector? It depends on their costs more than anything, is the apprenticeship tied in with a local school/college or indepedent? If the former, the wage will be lower because of the costs of that etc.



    He will be working for FLYMO!!!! 1st year at Colledge and 3 years in the work place

    20 a week seems reasonable, especially if hes only getting ~100 a week.

    Banned

    Jelly;2517508

    20 a week seems reasonable, especially if hes only getting ~100 a week.



    think the op needs to aske themselves how much per week they have to blow in their pocket per week, i certainly dont have £20 let alone £80 after i have paid all the bills

    allstar2;2517489

    40pounds per week is just below what i paid in rent acc last … 40pounds per week is just below what i paid in rent acc last year..everything included bar food. so maybe thats a bit high to start off withps my house last year was great and prime location to uni :thumbsup:




    depends on area too tho £40 a week here would get you a cardboard box on a corner lol, the rent should somewhat reflect the living costs of the area they are in to prepare him for the future

    if he earns 10k a year after tax and ni he will approx have 164pounds per week wages so work around that and see what he should pay

    frollickingfrill;2517505

    He will be working for FLYMO!!!! 1st year at Colledge and 3 years in the … He will be working for FLYMO!!!! 1st year at Colledge and 3 years in the work place



    That's unfortunate, I could tell you a lot about various engineerring salaries but wouldn't have a clue about Flymo! I would guess it's not going to be great, so perhaps wait to see his wage first. £100 is typical per month in my experience, but not if they are earning very low amounts.

    onlyme23;2517513

    depends on area too tho £40 a week here would get you a cardboard box on … depends on area too tho £40 a week here would get you a cardboard box on a corner lol, the rent should somewhat reflect the living costs of the area they are in to prepare him for the future



    belfast, in the posh malone road area :thumbsup: tho now i pay 250 per month on rent alone so thats prob a better reflection of costs

    make sure that whatever you decide on that it is a reasonable amount to cover the expenses you are actually incurring and that it increases as costs go up. if you make it too cheap you'll have him forever. i know i now have the child their spouse and grand kids now and no sign of them ever going as its too easy here :-)

    allstar2;2517523

    belfast, in the posh malone road area :thumbsup: tho now i pay 250 per … belfast, in the posh malone road area :thumbsup: tho now i pay 250 per month on rent alone so thats prob a better reflection of costs




    i think i need to move :?

    here (south east coast england) your lookin at a minimum of £400 just for a diddy bedsit! :x

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