MPs join fight for financial education

 
Elizabeth Fournier
A PARLIAMENTARY lobbying group campaigning for compulsory financial education in schools will launch on 31 January, with the backing of prominent MPs and industry experts.

Chaired by Conservative MP Justin Tomlinson, the all-party parliamentary group is attracting widespread support even before its official launch, with more than 70 MPs interested in joining.

Tomlinson will be joined at the House of Commons event by Martin Lewis, founder of consumer website MoneySavingExpert.com, and by Wendy van den Hende, chief executive of the Personal finance education group, an independent charity promoting personal finance for students.

Momentum has been steadily gaining in City A.M.’s financial literacy campaign, with backing already from both industry groups and educators.