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Improving the UK’s numeracy levels together.

We’re proud to bring together public faces, private businesses and cultural organisations in partnership to support National Numeracy Day and to help us increase numeracy levels across the UK.

National Numeracy

National Numeracy Day is run by the charity National Numeracy - the only independent charity dedicated to improving numeracy in the UK. Improved numeracy is the first step towards better job prospects, financial security and sound decision-making. National Numeracy aims to challenge negative attitudes, influence public policy and offer practical ways of helping adults and children improve their numeracy.

Our ambassadors

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Rachel Riley

There are too many adults in the UK with numeracy skills well below where they should be and it doesn't have to be this way. Poor numeracy lowers confidence, limits job opportunities, and in many different ways costs people money. There's loads of practical help available to improve and regain your confidence in dealing with numbers and I want people to know it's never too late. Everyone has a maths brain and with a little bit of effort and perseverance you can be numerate in no time!

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Martin Lewis

Good functional maths is the sword in our consumer protection armour. Yet sadly most people couldn’t work out the monthly repayments on a £5,000 personal loan at 10% interest over 5 years. That’s a core reason why Brits were ripped off by nearly £30billion with PPI mis-selling, whilst lenders relied on people not to notice repayments were £20ish a month higher than they should’ve been. This is why I support National Numeracy Day. Numbers impact our daily lives. I’d love people to let go of their fear, and try to improve their skills, so that their maths makes life easier.

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Andy Haldane

Levels of numeracy across the UK are low by international standards and, if anything, are getting worse over time. This is imposing big costs on individuals, economies and societies. It is time to raise awareness of the blight of innumeracy and, most importantly, to begin to take steps to improve matters, both among children and adults. National Numeracy Day is a first step towards doing so.

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Bobby Seagull, maths teacher & Doctorate student

As a maths teacher, I obviously love all things numerical but I genuinely believe that all of us can improve our relationship with numbers. And we need to! Whether you’re checking your pay packet, budgeting for a holiday or splitting a restaurant bill, practical numeracy impacts us all. So I’m excited to support National Numeracy day on May 16th – it’s Christmas come early for me!

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Martin Gilbert, Chief Executive, Aberdeen Asset Management

Numeracy is essential to so many aspects of our daily lives, regardless of what career path you follow. If you want to figure out which products are giving you best value in the supermarket or which website is going to get you the best deal on concert tickets, then you need to know the basics. I’m delighted to be an ambassador for National Numeracy Day which I hope will motivate people to have a positive view of a subject that will give them skills for life.

Our founding supporter



KPMG LLP is proud to be the Founding Supporter of National Numeracy Day. As a leading provider of professional services, including audit, tax and advisory specialisms - KPMG recognises that a highly skilled and numerate workforce is vital for social mobility as well as the success of our future economy and productivity. In the UK, we have 14,592 partners and staff working across 22 offices.

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2019 Lead Supporters



TP ICAP is the world’s largest interdealer broker and a strategic partner of National Numeracy. For a second year running, the business is supporting National Numeracy Day to play its part in helping to improve essential numeracy skills across the UK and generate greater awareness of the issues around confidence in maths and numbers. Part of this is an ambition to create a coalition of like-minded supporters to join this cause and help improve confidence in maths.



Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength: leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organisations more efficiently and effectively. Bloomberg is proud to support National Numeracy Day.

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The Scottish Government & Education Scotland

The Scottish Government and Education Scotland are pleased to support National Numeracy for the second year running. Our aim is for everyone to experience the benefits, joy and beauty of maths in exciting new ways.

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Experian are committed to helping people manage money and credit successfully, such as through our products and services and our wider financial education work. We know that promoting the essentials of numeracy can play a part, evidenced by a pilot study between Experian and National Numeracy which suggested a link between numeracy and creditworthiness. We look forward to joining forces with a number of like-minded organisations to help deliver a successful National Numeracy Day.

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Health Education England

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right number skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. HEE is delighted to be a lead supporter of National Numeracy Day for the second year running.

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The Policy Institute King's College London

The Policy Institute is delighted to be supporting National Numeracy Day campaign as official Research Partner. We want to encourage more people to recognise the importance of being good with numbers, especially those working in policy and government. Anyone with a professional or personal interest in improving society should test their maths skills as good policymaking depends on good numeracy.

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Provident Financial Group

Provident Financial Group is a business within the financial services industry, offering loans, credit cards and car finance to people across the UK and Ireland. Through supporting National Numeracy Day we’re helping our colleagues, and those who live in the local communities in which we work, to increase their confidence with numbers.

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Santander are proud to support National Numeracy Day and will be working with National Numeracy as a strategic partner. Our common ambition is to raise awareness of the importance of numeracy across the UK.

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Standard Life Aberdeen

Standard Life Aberdeen is delighted to be a lead supporter of National Numeracy Day. We are a global company committed to helping people invest for a better future. We have a strong focus on social mobility and believe that supporting people to be comfortable with everyday maths and numbers is vital – from every-day budgeting and spending to understanding long term saving, being better with numbers can help everyone look after their financial well-being.

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Ufi Charitable Trust

Ufi's aim is to help improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce by funding digital solutions for vocational learning. UFI only fund activity that is ‘scalable’ through technology, ie projects that use digital methods to widen access to vocational learning. While digital learning solutions are potentially open to all, they are especially keen to assist digital projects which involve post school age vocational learners that have failed to be engaged by the education system.

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Coherence Agency

Coherence is a specialist Drupal technology agency that delivers insight and top-class digital solutions that transform businesses and place big brands on the digital map.

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