No longer updating

It's a shame, but I'm no longer updating this website. Busy setting up new ventures.

I'll leave it up for anyone who's interested.

Thanks to all regular readers, and all the best for the future.

Cheers, PJ

Youth money thoughts

Anyone can learn about money.

Anyone can help anyone else learn.

Making mistakes doesn't mean you're hopeless.

Managing money is a lot about relationships & understanding other people.

Good financial education is not about turning people into more savvy consumers.

Good financial education starts with young people's interests and builds on their strengths.

Inside money

Is there a job at the end of it?

skills mismatch, link to CESI report

Is it worth signing up for a course in health & beauty? Can a successful media student expect a job in the creative industry? Many have wondered. A report out this month could help young people make a more informed judgement. Hidden Talents, a report by the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion, is a […]

News, events, releases

Minimum wage frozen

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The national minimum wage is be raised in October by 11p an hour. Not for most young people, though. The rates for 16-17 olds and for 18-20 year olds have been frozen. The apprenticeship rate is to go up 5p an hour.

From 1 October 2012 the rates will be:

£6.19 an hour – […]

News, events, releases

Limits of jobs guarantee


The jobs guarantee for young people proposed by opposition leader Ed Miliband will not make much difference to most jobless young people, says influential analyst Jonathan Portes.

The proposal guarantees a job of 25 hours a week at the minimum wage to young people aged 18-24 who have been claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance for more than […]