Young Persons' Money Index

The Young Persons' Money Index is an annual research report that examines the attitudes and behaviours of UK students in relation to money and personal finance.  

The latest version of the report, launched in November 2016, surveyed more than 2,000 teenagers aged between 15-18 about their experiences of financial education and how it shapes their attitudes and confidence towards managing their own money.

The 2016 Young Persons' Money Index is set out in three key sections. Section one provides a snapshot of the current state of financial education in schools and colleges. Section two examines the financial behaviours and attitudes of young people in the UK, while section three looks at the APPG's recommendations in relation to our own research.

Financial education

Key findings from the 2016 Young Persons' Money Index



of students do not receive any form of financial education in school or college


of students say their family is their prime source of financial understanding


of students think they will be earning above the national average salary at the age of 30