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Take Part in Youth Budget
Posted on 07 February 2012

Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael has today encouraged young residents of the Isles to help write the Youth Budget by taking part in the ‘Chance to be Chancellor’ scheme.

Running until 20 February and open to all 14-18 year olds, Chance to be Chancellor challenges young people to make informed decisions about how the country’s finances should be run. Young people are asked to give their views on taxation and spending policies, which will go on to be published in the Youth Budget 2012.

Last year ‘Chance to be Chancellor’ engaged 3000 young people across the UK and the Citizenship Foundation want as many young people as possible to contribute to this year’s publication. Further information is available online at www.chancetobechancellor.org.uk. 

As well as giving you the chance to learn about the big issues ahead of the Budget 2012, the website offers the chance to win prizes and a trip to HM Treasury for those who take part. 

Commenting, Mr Carmichael said:

‘I would encourage all young people with an interest in how our country is run to get on the Chance to be Chancellor website and make their views heard.

‘Young people’s voices need to be heard in politics. This new scheme will give them a platform to have their say on real government policies.

‘Decisions made by the government in this year’s Budget will be extremely important so I hope the younger generation of Isles residents takes this opportunity to learn about Budget 2012 and contribute towards to the Youth Budget.’

Posted on 07 February 2012
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