Where I Live: National Student Money Week 2018

A blog by Ani Bailey, Financial Capability Chair on the NASMA Board and Coordinator for Financial Support at Ravensbourne in North Greenwich. Monday (12 February) saw the start of the eighth annual National Student Money Week (NSMW), run by the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA). This year the week is focusing on a […]

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What Works Fund Webinar: generating robust evidence – 23 January 2018

A blog by Professor Sharon Collard, Research Director at the University of Bristol’s Personal Finance Research Centre – part of the What Works Fund Evaluation Learning Partner (ELP). The ELP includes Ipsos MORI, Ecorys and the Personal Finance Research Centre. With the main What Works Fund programme coming to the end of its delivery phase, […]

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Making DOSH digital

Guest blog by Chris Fitzgerald, Programme Co-ordinator at A2Dominion, a residential property group with 37,000 homes across London and southern England. At A2Dominion, financial capability forms an integral part of our organisation’s tenancy sustainment strategy. We always aim to improve our understanding of the needs of our customers, as well as the services we provide. […]

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A second What Works Fund

What Works Programme Lead Michaela Kirsop-Holdford discusses how the second What Works Fund will target the specific gaps in evidence which were not focused on previously. At the Money Advice Service we believe that the right financial capability support can have a positive impact on peoples’ lives and we want to make sure that every penny that […]

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Rules of thumb – money guidance that sticks

Sonia Fernandes is a Policy Manager at the Money Advice Service.  Young adults know that good money management is important, particularly as they make the transition from education into the workforce – and financial independence. New research from the Money Advice Service shows that while money is an important part of how young adults feel […]

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People learn more about money if they spend their own money online

In this guest blog, Laurence Piercy of the Good Things Foundation writes about the promising findings coming out of their What Works Fund project. Over the last year, we have worked in partnership with Toynbee Hall on an experimental financial capability project. Together, we were funded through the Money Advice Service’s What Works Fund. The project was designed to test this research question: Are individuals […]

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The power of partnership

Guest blog by Russell Winnard, Head of Programmes and Services at Young Money. Financial education for all children and young people is a crucial part in developing the financial capability of the UK.  The tools, resources, support, training and investment required to realise this cannot be done by any one organisation on their own, and […]

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What Works Fund Learning and Sharing Event – 10 November 2017

A blog by Graham Bukowski, Associate Director at Ipsos Mori – part of the What Works Fund Evaluation Learning Partner (ELP). The ELP includes Ipsos MORI, Ecorys and the Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC) at Bristol University. The event epitomised much of what the What Works Fund is about: learning from others, sharing perspectives and […]

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Young Money – a new financial education textbook

Young people aren’t talking about money as much as we’d like, and despite becoming compulsory in secondary schools since 2014 it is estimated only 40% of schools are actually delivering financial education as part of their curriculum. Many teachers are just not confident in teaching financial education as well as the challenges of embedding a […]

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Employee financial well-being: aligning reward with people strategy

By Charles Cotton, CIPD Senior Adviser for Performance and Reward. The 13th of November marks the start of Financial Capability Week, the purpose of which is to celebrate, showcase and amplify existing financial capability initiatives and ultimately improve financial well-being. To mark this, the CIPD has polled HR professionals to ask if employee financial well-being […]

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