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The Young Persons' Money Index is an annual survey that tracks the delivery of finance education in schools in the UK. It also examines the attitudes, behaviors and experiences of UK students in relation to money and personal finance.
For the 2018 edition we surveyed more than 2,000 young people aged 15-18 on their access to financial education, their confidence and behavior with money, their use of financial services and their levels of financial capability and knowledge.
Download Young Persons’ Money Index 2018
Alison Pask, our MD of Financial Capability and Community Outreach says:
“Young people need help understanding the practicalities of managing money – day-to-day and for the long term – and teachers need support to deliver that. We need to look at what’s being taught, how that’s being delivered and make sure there’s enough time on the curriculum. Otherwise we risk another generation growing up without the essential knowledge they need to manage money well.”
We’re calling for clearer guidance to be given to teachers about what financial education should cover and for financial education to be allocated a mandatory number of hours – at least an hour a week.
of students say they now receive
financial education in school or at college
of students say they worry about money
of students say they want to learn
more about money in school