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Skills Academy awarded official charitable status

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services has been awarded official charitable status.

The Skills Academy says this charitable status endorses its commitment to creating a better educated financial services workforce.

The academy was launched in May 2007 with six training providers in four regions. By the end of 2009 it expects to have 30 providers across seven regions, working with more than 150 financial services employers.

Chief executive Sylvia Perrins says: “Our charitable status sends a strong message to the financial services industry that we are committed to working and serving their needs.

“Being a charity will also help our work to help adults become more financially savvy.”

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