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Bethan Jenkins AM: 'Pupils need financial education'

Some Welsh pupils are leaving school with virtually no financial education, a Plaid Cymru AM has said.

Bethan Jenkins said time devoted to the subject varied from 180 hours over three years to almost nothing.

She wants to see a law introduced to promote financial literacy, and a six-week consultation on her proposals has begun.

Welsh ministers said they were "working hard" on the issue but did not believe "more bureaucracy" was the answer.

Roger Pinney reports for BBC Wales Today.

  • 17 Mar 2014
  • From the section Wales
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