APPG on Financial Education

Our work with government and policy makers and the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Education for Young People resulted in the addition of financial education to the curriculum of every secondary school.

We work with parliamentarians and the civil service to ensure that financial education is raised frequently in the House of Commons – working with individual parliamentarians, Select Committees and All Party Parliamentary Groups providing information and briefings for debates and parliamentary questions.

 

The APPG Group on Financial Education for Young People

Young Money (formerly pfeg) provides the secretariat for the popular All Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Education for Young People. The group currently chaired by Julian Knight MP, launched in January 2011. It has since grown to be one of the largest groups of its type within parliament, with almost 200 members and a raft of supporting organisations. The purpose of the group is to provide a medium through which MPs, Peers and organisations with an interest in financial education, can:

  • Discuss the current provision of financial education in schools and colleges
  • Ensure young people are equipped to make informed financial decisions
  • Help make resources and qualifications available to young people in education
  • Support schools in the delivery of financial capability
  • Encourage the introduction of a requirement on schools and colleges to provide financial education

How to get involved

To find out more or to express interest in becoming a supporting organisation, please contact [email protected]

 

APPG Officers

  • Chair
  • Julian Knight MP (Cons)
  • Vice Chairs
  • Dr Lisa Cameron MP (SNP)
  • Paul Howell MP (Cons)
  • Jonathan Reynolds MP (Lab)
  • Drew Hendry MP (SNP)
  • Marion Fellows MP (SNP)
  • Jerome Mayhew (Cons)
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    Parliamentary inquiries

    In mid May 2021 the APPG launched an Inquiry into Primary age financial education. Find out more and download the document

    In May 2021, 38 MPs and Peers signed a Joint Policy Statement on the importance of financial education at primary level. The Telegraph covered this on 28th May 2021.

    The All Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Education for Young People recently launched its report into children in care and financial education. Find out more and read the report

    With financial education introduced into the English secondary national curriculum, the APPG held an inquiry into the impact and effectiveness of financial education. The inquiry is the first of the new Parliament and was published in May 2016. Find out more and read the report

    To complement the inquiry into Financial Education and the Curriculum, the Further Education strand also launched an inquiry into the provision of financial education in further education institutions. The report was published in September 2012. Find out more and read the full report

    The Primary and Secondary strand of the group launched an inquiry into Financial Education in the Curriculum in March 2011. The inquiry report was launched in December 2011. Find out more and download the report