Take chance to be Chancellor, urges MP

PUBLISHED: 16:28 27 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:58 11 May 2010

OLIVER HEALD

OLIVER HEALD

YOUNGSTERS are being given the chance to balance the nation s budget in a competition backed by MP Oliver Heald. The Chance to be Chancellor contest offers students from 14-19 the opportunity to grapple with issues that face the Chancellor ahead of the Bu

YOUNGSTERS are being given the chance to balance the nation's budget in a competition backed by MP Oliver Heald.

The Chance to be Chancellor contest offers students from 14-19 the opportunity to grapple with issues that face the Chancellor ahead of the Budget in March.

Mr Heald, the MP for North East Herts, said: "The Chance to be Chancellor competition is a fantastic way of teaching financial education in schools.

"It's also a great opportunity for students to have their say on what they think should be included in the Budget.

"I encourage as many students as possible in North East Hertfordshire to get involved and submit their thoughts on how to balance the country's books, which is a particularly difficult challenge in the current economic climate."

To enter, students are required to draft their own Budget, based on a selection of possible policies detailed on the Paying for It website.

For more details, go to www.payingforit.org.uk/chancellor

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