MP urges financing lessons in schools

MP Gordon Marsden at his office in South Shore.
MP Gordon Marsden at his office in South Shore.
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A Blackpool MP is calling on schools to make money lessons count.

Gordon Marsden, MP for Blackpool South, wants to see schools giving pupils a head start on learning about finances before it becomes part of the national curriculum in September.

The Labour MP’s calls come ahead of My Money Week, run by financial education charity Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG), from June 9 to 15.

He said: “By incorporating personal finance at an early stage, youngsters will have much more confidence and understanding in how to manage money and the costs of living.”

As the national curriculum introduction only 
affects secondary schools under local authority control, the MP intends for schools to get involved this term. More details: