Thanks for the answer, however the true costs may be high and more than my income. Can the OR disallow high costs?
You illustrate a very good example - my wife does shop at M&S and our weekly sopping is quite high, which currently runs about £135.00 as we have my step son and his daughter over each week. How would the OR work out the value he is going to allow which could increase how much I have to pay each month. We also live in a large house and our heating/electric is high about £1800.00 per year, can he force us to reduce our consumption?
Thanks, ***** ***** question do I have to include my wife's income in the Income & expenditure or can I just divide the costs in 2 and apply my income to 50% of the total costs? She earns more than I do and she owns the house we live in, I have no assets.