My kids are 12,15 and 17, they get £1 a week cash in hand and the rest of their pocket money goes straight into their bank accounts (HSBC, with debit card and internet access) This means they can have their itunes accounts on their own accounts, pay for cinema tickets or stuff online. They cannot spend more than they have as accounts won't let them get overdrawn. they get £20, £17 and £10 each a month plus christmas and birthday money. For anything else they have to earn, babysitting, mowing grass, washing car, other jobs such as washing up are non-paying,they have to do them as part of the family. 2 eldest are boys have no interest in clothes so I still buy all their clothes, shoes,toiletries etc otherwise they would look like tramps. I will sub trips to cinema/lunch out at end of term/special occasions but the rest of the time they pay for themselves unless they go with me. Hope that helps.