Fiona welcomed the announcement that Financial Education will be included in the national curriculum in mathematics and citizenship so that all children study it from an early age.
Fiona said, “Teaching about financial matters enables young people to learn how to manage their finances. In times of austerity this becomes particularly important. Financial education will make a lasting difference to a whole generation.
This Government ended the £25million Financial Inclusion Fund which was used to help broaden awareness of savings and borrowing processes and personal finance in general, which helped adults learn how better to manage personal finance, that was wrong. But I am glad that the government has now listened to those of us who support financial education in schools so that the next generation can become confident and able to make choices about pensions, mortgages, loans and bank accounts.”