APPG on Financial Education

Young Enterprise provides the Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Financial Education for Young People. The APPG launched in January 2011 and 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

We work with Parliamentarians and the civil service to ensure that financial education is raised frequently in the House of Commons – building relationships with individual parliamentarians, Select Committees and other APPGs providing information and briefings for debates and parliamentary questions. In 2014, the APPG was successful in lobbying for financial education to be added to the secondary curriculum.

How to get involved

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

APPG Officers

  • Jerome Mayhew MP (Chair, Cons)
  • Lord David Blunkett (Vice-Chair, Labour)
  • Marion Fellows MP (Vice-Chair, SNP)
  • Peter Gibson MP (Vice-Chair, Cons)
  • Paul Howell MP (Vice-Chair, Cons)
  • Jonathan Reynolds MP (Vice-Chair, Labour)
  • Baroness Amanda Sater (Vice-Chair, Cons)

Read the APPG’s latest report: Building Beyond Barriers – A roadmap for enhancing financial education in schools

In February 2023, the APPG published an inquiry report exploring the barriers facing schools in delivering financial education*.

With contributions from hundreds of teachers across primary and secondary settings, and evidence submitted by stakeholders from across a diverse range of sectors, the report outlines a series of recommendations to help build increased financial capability in future generations of young people.

Download the report
Download the Executive Summary and recommendations
Download the survey findings
Download the launch event presentation

*This enquiry involved a survey of 400 teachers which was funded by HSBC UK.

Past Parliamentary inquiries

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. This led to the APPG launching an inquiry into primary-aged financial education and in early July, the report was published. Read the report.

In 2019, the APPG published its report into children in care and financial education. Read the report.

Following the introduction of financial education into the English secondary national curriculum in 2014, the APPG held an inquiry into the impact and effectiveness of financial education on young people. Published in May 2016, this inquiry was the first of the new Parliament. Read the 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. Read the report.

To complement this inquiry, 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. Read the report.