‘Chance to be Chancellor’ is open to young people between the ages of 14 – 18 and provides them with a platform to express their views on important economic decisions.
Entrants are also in with the chance to win an iPad, make the news, get invited to a special event at the HM Treasury and become the face of the Youth Budget 2012 through the role of youth chancellor, who is selected from a short list of entries and given the chance to make their budget presentation infront of MPs, journalists, civil servants and other young people.
On his parliamentary website Mr Burns said: “the Chance to be Chancellor is a fantastic way of bringing the current economic challenges into schools in Bournemouth. It is also a great opportunity for students to have their say on what they think should be included in Budget 2012.”
Last year’s youth chancellor Priyesh Patel talking to said: “Young people should get involved because it is something worth mentioning on your CV for sure, even if you don’t win, as it shows you are concerned about society and voicing your opinions.”
The closing date for entrants will be 20th February 2012