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UK Chancellor visits Primary School students learning to balance their books

In December, KickStart Money concluded an exciting year with a visit from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond. KickStart Money arranged for the Chancellor to visit Lyne and Longcross Church of England Primary School to see how children in his constituency are benefitting from our financial education programme.

Here, the Chancellor observed a class where children learned about saving, debt and interest, seeing first-hand how the KickStart Money programme, delivered by MyBnk, is working to build a national savings culture and improve the UK’s fiscal climate for future generations.

‘Everyone should learn about money and saving and it's important to start young’, said the Chancellor. ‘It’s absolutely vital that children go into the world of work with a clear understanding of how basic finances work’.

Research shows that behavioural attitudes to money are set by the age of seven.