The BoE’s education outreach programme

Financial education

An understanding of economics, and how the economy works around us, is important in modern society. Decisions made by the government and other policy-making institutions, such as central banks, have considerable influence and impact on people’s day-to-day lives.

However, public understanding of economics in many countries, including the UK, is low. A survey conducted by YouGov in February 2016 found that just 12% of the UK public felt that the media and politicians talked about economics in a

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