14-16 60 - 90 minutes

Money skills lesson two: Money and work

This is lesson two of four focusing on Money Skills for young people aged 14-16.

This lesson is designed to introduce students to the key information around pay and payslips. By the end of activity students will be able to:

  • Identify the main features of a payslip, and be able to explain some key terms
  • Calculate gross and net pay accounting for a range of deductions
  • Identify employee benefits beyond salary

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