Children will be taught about tax in schools in Wales from Spring 2018.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has joined with a university to enable trainee teachers to deliver a programme on the facts of tax to school children.
More than 200 trainee teachers, studying at the University of South Wales (USW), will be trained to teach ‘Junior Tax Facts’ to primary school children in English and Welsh-medium schools. The education programme for young people was developed by HMRC and is available for schools to use, free of charge.
HMRC will deliver the awareness sessions to the trainee teachers based at USW’s Newport Campus, over the next academic year.
‘Junior Tax Facts’ offers an introduction to tax for 8 to 11 year-olds. The programme aims to help young children understand where the money comes from that pays for all the things that are essential to them, their families and communities – like local transport, the police, doctors and their school.
Maureen Pamplin, Head of Sustainability at HMRC, said:
Jordan Allers, USW lecturer in Primary Studies, said:
‘Tax Facts’ for 11 to 14 year-olds, will be available in Welsh in Spring 2018.