UK Finance response to the all-party parliamentary group inquiry on financial education

We are pleased to respond to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)) inquiry into the barriers facing schools as they deliver financial education.

UK Finance and its members firmly believe that schools have an important role to play in providing quality financial education to children and young people from an early age, as this helps the development of future financial resilience and wellbeing. Financial education can help provide critical areas of financial knowledge, for example, budgeting and saving, availability of benefits, getting the best deals and how debt works. We believe that is important that financial education is included in the National Curriculum for primary and academy schools in England, there is enhanced signposting of existing resources to help teachers and there is sustainable, long-term investment in teacher professional development to help the delivery of financial education.

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