Angus MP Mike Weir is supporting the launch of the chance to be chancellor contest and is calling on all young people in Angus to take part.
Open to all 14 to 18 year olds, the initiative challenges participants to grapple with issues that face the chancellor ahead of the official budget in March 2013.
Students are required to learn about and share their opinions on a selection of possible policies
Mr Weir commented: “Chance to be Chancellor is a fantastic way of bringing the current economic challenges into schools in Angus.
“It’s also a great opportunity for students to have their say on what they think should be included in budget.”