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Lesson - Tax Facts


This set of resources will help young people learn about how the tax system works and the practical role it plays in their lives.

At the end of the lesson, students should understand:

  • the UK tax system and the impact of not collecting tax

  • how tax is paid when they are in a job

  • the work HMRC does and the role it plays

Who is the resource aimed at?

Students aged 14 to 17.

How can the resource be used?

Each set of resources includes:

  • a lesson plan

  • classroom presentation

  • activity sheets

  • delivery guide

There is also a series of quick videos that deal with questions like ‘what is tax?’ and what it’s like to start work.

These are free to download in English and Welsh, and are linked to curriculum frameworks across the UK.

How does the resource link to the curriculum?

These resources could be particularly useful for teachers of maths, business, and PSHE.

An HMRC member of staff could come into school as a Tax Facts ambassador to lead a 45-minute lesson and give pupils the opportunity to ask any questions. A school visit can also support you to achieve the Gatsby Benchmarks.

For more information about organising a school visit please email.

How long will the activity take?

A full lesson.

Lesson presentation
Download PPTX • 22.78MB

Delivery guide
Download PDF • 5.32MB

Activity sheet
Download PDF • 851KB

Follow up activity sheet
Download PDF • 483KB

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