CII calls on planners to volunteer in schools

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The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has called on financial planners to volunteer in schools, as part of a campaign to encourage financial education.

In a new board game distributed to sixth forms, volunteers will help students work their way through five scenarios with character clients who have varying attitudes to risk. The CII said 80% of those who played the game would consider a career in financial planning after playing. A survey of 2,884 CII and Personal Finance Society (PFS) members found 56% are unhappy with the UK education system's ability to provide students with satisfactory preparation for working in financial services, with just 51% considering school leavers' basic skills as adequate. Julian James, CII president...

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