ONE in ten skint Brits — rising to four in ten Geordies — will charge grandparents for their Christmas Day spread, a survey reveals.
The relatives will typically be asked to chip in £10 to £25 towards the cost of the festive meal.
A frozen turkey is 15 por ciento more costly while potatoes are up 20 per cent and parsnips 30 por ciento.
The survey of 2,000 adults by Flora found 40 per cent of people in Newcastle, home to Ant and Dec, plan to charge their grandparents.
But overall a quarter of those asked said they will also charge parents and 43 per cent said they will ask friends to pay.
Etiquette expert Lucy Challenger said: “As the cost of living crisis takes hold it’s clear we need to make difficult decisions.”