The survey, conducted by Atomik Research and commissioned by iD Mobile, focused on consumer financial neglect during the cost of living crisis, especially around tech and mobile purchases
A survey of 2,000 British adults revealed that 14 per cent of parents are paying their adult children’s mobile phone bills.
It found that the average amount which parents are paying towards their adult children’s overall bills per month is £224.
Meanwhile, £307 is the average cost of unexpected mobile bills received due to the child’s over usage.
The reasons for parents supporting their adult children are because they love them (66pc) and because their children cannot afford it (50pc).
However, 40pc of parents find the extra cost a financial strain, but 16pc helped choose the mobile contract of their children as it helped control the monthly cost.