Making financial education compulsory in our schools is best way of fighting poverty

Industry News | 05/02/20

As I wandered back to The Yorkshire Post newsroom the other day, a poster caught my eye. The gap between rich and poor is growing in Leeds It was for a touring production of the classic J B Priestley morality play, An Inspector Calls. First performed in 1945, but set in 1912, the play points an accusing finger at everyone who believes their comfortable life is shared by all their neighbours. Our actions can have tragic unseen consequences, the play says, and we can harm those who are already trapped by poverty, despair and neglect. Times may have changed but the story is still relevant.

If you stroll around the financial heart of Leeds – and many other provincial cities – you could be forgiven for thinking that the economy is roaring ahead, and benefiting everyone. But you don’t have to travel far from the bustling heart of cities like Leeds to see a very different economic picture. Growing numbers of people are being forced to rely on food banks.

Source: The Yorkshire Post