A scheme to provide free textbooks to schools on personal finance would boost education and help the economy further down the line, the Scottish Conservatives have said.
Shadow economy secretary Dean Lockhart wants to mirror a scheme in England which will see half a million books handed to schools there by September this year.
He said the initiative could be done in collaboration with business, and for limited Scottish Government funding would have a positive impact on youngsters.
It would also go some way to reversing the SNP administration’s reputation as an anti-business government, he added.
South of the border, money-saving expert Martin Lewis – in partnership with education charities - has pledged £200,000 to help children learn about savings, insurance and debt.