A new national strategy to transform financial wellbeing is being launched today by Debt Free London's funder, the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS).
The UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing establishes five “agendas for change” and sets goals to be achieved by 2030. These are:
- Financial Foundations: 6.8 million children and young people getting a meaningful financial education – an increase of 2 million from 2019
- Nation of Savers: 16.7 million working-age people who are struggling and squeezed saving regularly – an increase of 2 million
- Credit Counts: 2 million fewer people often using credit to pay for food or bills
- Better Debt Advice: 2 million more people getting the debt advice they need; currently only 32% of those who need debt advice access it
- Future Focus: 28.6 million people understanding enough to plan for their later lives, and during them – an increase of 5 million.
Over the first half of 2020, MaPS will work with leaders and experts from across the public, private and voluntary sectors to set out clear delivery plans to achieve the five goals, with specific plans for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Following this mobilisation phase, MaPS will develop its own corporate strategy which will define how the organisation will activate the UK Strategy and continue to deliver on essential money and pensions guidance and services to its customers.