Plans to include financial education in curriculum welcomed by Pendle MP (From Burnley and Pendle Citizen)
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Plans to include financial education in curriculum welcomed by Pendle MP
3:11pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
PLANS to include financial education in the national curriculum have been welcomed by Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson.
Mr Stephenson had been involved in a report from an All Party Parliamentary Group calling for young people to be given the knowledge to help them make informed financial decisions and how to manage money.
He said: “I am delighted to see that the government has seen the need to start financial education in some form at Key Stage 1.
“Young people have a lot of important decisions to make regarding their finances.
“Making sure they are financially literate from the beginning of their education will allow them to make informed decisions and will stop them getting into financial difficulty, something that has happened to a number of young people in Pendle.”
From September 2014, finance will be taught to all primary and secondary students in maths and citizenship classes.
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