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Over 200 MPs back financial education

The number of MPs in the all party Parliamentary group calling for compulsory financial education in schools has risen to 216 since it launched in January and is backed by 60 organisations.

The group’s chair Conservative MP Justin Tomlinson says: “This group is about equipp- ing young people to make informed, savvy decisions.”

Next week, the group will launch an inquiry into the provision of financial education which will hear evidence from schools and school children.

Tomlinson says: “The MPs will study the evidence and present our findings to the education minister. The size of the group increases the likelihood of decision-makers taking notice.”

The independent national curriculum review is looking at what subjects will be included in the curriculum and will report later this year.

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