The Essentials of Numeracy: a new approach to making the UK numerate

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National Numeracy (Charity)


This paper highlights the issue of poor numeracy in the UK. Government statistics suggest that 17 million adults - 49 per cent of the working-age population of England - have the numeracy level that would be expected of primary school children. The total cost to the UK economy (to the Exchequer, employers and individuals) has been put at £20 billion a year. Within this, the average cost to individuals with poor numeracy is £460 a year. It affects not only people's pockets, but their health and wellbeing too. And it is a major, and often unrecognised, drain on workplace productivity....  [+] Show more

Subjects: Numeracy; Workforce development; Performance; Teaching and learning; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Capacity building; Workplace learning; Productivity; Educational resources; Basic skill; Skill needs; Skill development

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: Lewes, England: National Numeracy, 2017

Physical description: [28] p.

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Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 129.189

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