Fareham MP calls for financial education to be rolled out to more schools

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AN MP has called on ministers to extend financial education to more schools.

Suella Fernandes, MP for Fareham, raised the view during parliamentary question time for Treasury ministers this week.

Financial education was included as part of the national curriculum in 2014.

However, Miss Fernandes believes the subject should become a priority for schoolchildren.

She said: ‘While it was a positive step that financial education was included in the national curriculum, delivery was still too patchy, meaning that millions of children were ill-equipped to deal with money when they left school.’

Simon Kirby, economic secretary to the Treasury said: ‘It is very important that people have the skills to navigate financial matters, which is why the coalition government made financial education part of the national curriculum in English schools.’

Mr Kirby added: ‘That said, I am quite happy to concede that there is more work to be done.’