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Talk Money Scotland Annual Conference (16 November 2018)

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Sandra Sankey

Project Manager

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The Money Advice Service and the Money Advice Outcomes Team, Improvement Service worked in partnership to deliver the first Talk Money Scotland Annual Conference. The event was planned as part of the National Talk Money Week, which is an annual event organised as part of the Financial Capability Strategy for the UK, with the aim to get more people to #TalkMoney.

 

The UK Financial Capability Strategy aims to improve financial capability across the UK. That means improving people’s ability to manage money well, both day to day and through significant life events, and their ability to handle periods of financial difficulty.

 

Five new Calls to Action have been announced as part of The Financial Capability Strategy’s ambitious vision of how, together, we could move effectively towards a more financially capable nation. Based on robust insight and evidence, these Calls to Action focus on the five essential building blocks of financial capability: savings, credit, debt advice, retirement and financial education.

 

The event was hosted by Aberdeenshire Council in the Elected Members building on the 16 November 2018, and was attended by a range of people working across the public, private and third sector.

 

The event featured presentations and breakout sessions covering a wide range of topics related to financial capability, to raise awareness of the need to continue to improve financial capability interventions and to showcase work organisations are doing to deliver on the financial capability action plan.

 

Links to the programme, videos, presentations, social media highlights and feedback from delegates and exhibitors at the event can be found below.

 

Download the event programme

 

Presentations

Download the presentation slides and videos of the presentations from the day below.

 

Welcome from Convenor and Opening Remarks

Yvonne MacDermid

Chair, Scottish Financial Capability Partnership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome from the host

Aberdeenshire Council

Jim Savege, Chief Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keynote speeches

 

The What Works Fund – Key Learning

Jake Eliot

The Money Advice Service (UK)

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The Young Money Blog

Iona Bain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gateway to Affordable Credit

Niall Alexander, Carnegie UK Trust

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Breakout Sessions

Download the presentations from the breakout sessions below.

 

Stepping Forward with StepChange

Sharon Bell, StepChange Scotland

 

Money Matters Maternity Matters SNIPS (Special Need in Pregnancy) (Warning: large download (250mb))

Geraldine Cotter and Audry Laing, Money Matters Advice Service

 

Helping Employees to Look After Their Money

Andrew Collings, Neyber

 

Prevention is Key to Eradicating the Money Lending Activity in Scotland

John Pollock, Trading Standards Scotland

 

Scotland’s Debt Solutions - Are They Fit for Purpose/What Would Improve the Landscape?

Alex Reid, Accountant in Bankruptcy

 

Lunchtime Sessions

 

Child Poverty, Health and Wellbeing—Facing up to Child Poverty in Schools

Ashleigh Jenkins, NHS Health Scotland

 

Insight on the Scottish Financial Education Forum (SFEF)

Steve Stillwell, Money Advice Service

 

Vox Pop Videos

 

Yvonne McDermid

Chief Executive, Money Advice Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sharon Bell

Head of StepChange Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Pollock

Partnership and Support Officer, Trading Standards Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geraldine Cotter

Chief Executive Officer, Money Matters Money Advice Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Tyrell

Consumer Partnerships, Financial Conduct Authority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hassan Ahmad

Young Person, Young Scot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feedback from delegates

Read what participants felt about the day in the evaluation summary report.

 

Social Media Highlights

 

More information about the Financial Capability Strategy

Financial Capability Strategy – Talk Money Week

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