Assembly Member urges teenagers to make views known on bankers pay and bonuses

October 21, 2009 1:54 PM

Following the launch of the annual ifs Young Business Writer of the Year competition Jenny Randerson AM has urged teenagers living in Cardiff Central to enter the national writing competition to make their views about bankers pay and bonuses known.

This engaging competition is open to all UK school and college students aged between 14 and 19 and enables teenagers to test their writing skills by writing a 1,000 word article with the headline, "Bankers rewards - asking for trouble?"

As well as the title "ifs Young Business Writer of the Year ", the winner will also receive a £500 cash prize.

Local AM Jenny Randerson said: "This competition achieves two admirable goals - encouraging young people to think about business & finance and helping to foster an interest in writing. I therefore have no hesitation in encouraging teenagers in Cardiff Central to participate and wish them every success with their entries."

Rod McKee, Head of Financial Capability at the ifs School of Finance, said; "We are pleased that Jenny Randerson has highlighted some of the benefits of this popular competition and urged her constituents to submit an entry. Issues relating to bankers rewards can be complex and contentious so it will be interesting to read local teenagers views."

Anyone aged between 14 and 19 who wishes to enter the competition simply has to e-mail their article (which must not exceed 1,000 words) to ybwy@ifslearning.ac.uk between now and the competition closing date of Monday 25 January 2010.

For more information please visit www.financialcapability.co.uk

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