APPG launches inquiry report to discover the barriers facing schools in delivering financial education

The APPG on Financial Education for Young People has today launched a new inquiry which will explore the barriers facing schools as they deliver financial education or consider offering this provision.

Across the UK, too many young people leave full-time education without the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to manage their money effectively. Financial education in schools is one of the key ways in which we can develop financially capable individuals, but we know there is a mixed picture in relation to the provision on offer.

This new inquiry seeks to identify the challenges facing teachers and schools in delivering financial education and will explore these barriers and consider ways to remove them. A particular area of focus for this inquiry will be whether barriers vary across schools and if certain school contexts or settings require unique solutions or additional support.

The APPG is inviting stakeholders to share their views in the call for evidence, which can be viewed here.

The inquiry will also give a voice to those on the frontline, by asking primary and secondary teachers across the UK what they consider to be the vital ingredients needed to deliver financial education well.

The inquiry call for evidence will be open until Friday 10th June. This will be followed by a Parliamentary oral evidence session in July, where a panel of MPs will explore some of the key themes with a series of stakeholders. A report launch in Parliament is planned for September.

For further information on the inquiry, please contact the APPG Secretariat by emailing