Charity calls for lessons on debt in Sheffield

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SHEFFIELD’S high levels of youth unemployment are a stark reminder of the importance of teaching financial education in schools, according to national charity, the Personal Finance Education Group.

A total of 13,135 young people aged 16 to 24 in the Sheffield area claimed Jobseeker’s Allowance in October, according to official figures.

The education charity, which offers free resources and support to schools in Sheffield and across the country, is campaigning for financial education to be included in the national curriculum and taught in all schools.

PFEG says financial education lessons can help young people to manage their personal finances and help prevent Sheffield’s young unemployed falling into problem debt.