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Financial education 'to become part of Welsh education'

28/11/2014 Joanna
Financial education is set to become part of the curriculum for all Welsh children after an opposition AM won a range of concessions from the government.

Bethan Jenkins, Plaid AM for South Wales, has shelved her Financial Education and Inclusion Bill after Lesley Griffiths announced the Welsh Government will address many of its aims, WalesOnline reports.

The bill sought to make it a legal requirement for financial education to become part of the curriculum and to make it a duty for councils to provide or arrange for financial management advice.

Communities and tackling poverty minister Ms Griffiths told a Senedd debate on the bill that she understood and sympathised with the sentiments behind the proposed law but legislation would be unnecessary.

She added that Ms Jenkins will be asked to nominate a representative to participate in the Donaldson Review of the National Curriculum, "ensuring financial education is given an important place".

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