Article for CapX, Centre for Policy Studies - Boosting financial education would be an investment that pays for itself

Resham wrote a piece for CapX, the Centre for Policy Studies' news website, on the need for financial education in schools. 

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"In the UK, 39% of adults do not feel confident managing their money, 11.5 million have less than £100 in savings and almost 9 million are in serious debt. 

In 2014, in response to a clear lack of financial literacy amongst the general public, the government introduced financial literacy to the National Curriculum. At the time, the government said its aim was “to enable students to manage their money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs”.

Whilst this was a significant step forward, the reality is that too many young people are still struggling with basic financial concepts. These classes may be on the curriculum, but only for local authority maintained schools, and the classes often fall under citizenship education, as financial education is not yet its own distinct discipline"