Financial education in schools petition gains 15,000 signatures


A petition calling for financial education in schools has collected more than 15,000 signatures.

The petition, hosted on the government's Direct Gov website, was created by Martin Lewis, founder of It calls for financial education to be made a compulsory part of the school curriculum. If petitions on the site receive 100,000 signatures or more, they will be considered by a Parliament committee for a House of Commons debate. The petition reads: "We are a financially illiterate nation, with millions caught by misselling, overborrowing and being ripped off. "Companies spend billions on marketing and teaching their staff to sell and it is time we got buye...

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