Evaluation Scotland Wales

Research suggests that young adults typically display lower levels of financial capability than older age groups

Young adults

The transition into independent living and the working environment between the ages of 16 and 24 is a critical period in a young adult’s life. It presents new challenges and requires financial decisions to be made that could have a major impact on their future adult lives.

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  • Thursday 1 November 2018

    12 November: Improving the financial skills of young Londoners

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Financial capability in action

Higher education students and money

We partnered with the National Association of Student Money Advisers to understand the financial pressures facing students.

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Talk Money Week: 12 - 18 November 2018

Talk Money Week (the new name for FinCap Week) is the annual celebration of the work thousands of organisations are doing to improve money management across the UK.

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Money Smart: engaging young adults in vocational training

Youth Cymru and vocational training providers worked with adults aged 16 – 24 to identify barriers to financial education, and develop a resource to meet these needs.

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Young adults strategy

A key aim of The Strategy will be to listen to and understand more fully the differing capabilities of, or barriers faced by, young adults. Then, to enable more effective, sustainable and engaging financial capability approaches to be developed to help young adults with welfare reform, further and higher education funding, and changes in the jobs market, such as an increase in apprenticeships.

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Life stages across the UK