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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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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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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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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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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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2020 Lead Supporters



TP ICAP is the world’s largest interdealer broker and a strategic partner of National Numeracy. For a third 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.

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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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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.


Amazon UK

At Amazon, we understand that numeracy is more important than ever before. Numeracy is a key aspect of our work, from accounting and impact measurement to machine learning, automation and AI. That’s why we are delighted to support National Numeracy as part of our long-term commitment to give young people opportunities in the digital age, regardless of their background. By working closely with National Numeracy, we want to help many more young people to access exciting and rewarding careers.



At HSBC UK we understand the importance that numbers play in people’s everyday lives, especially when it comes to how we all understand and navigate our own financial circumstances.  It is easy to imagine that we are not numbers people and build up anxiety around our finances as a result.



We are thrilled to work with National Numeracy as a lead supporter of National Numeracy Day. We are a global education company and our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning. Learning isn’t a destination that starts and stops at the classroom door: it’s a never-ending journey of discovery, challenge, inspiration and wonder. We believe in the power of maths and building number confidence and skills so everyone can engage with opportunities, achieve, and progress throughout their lives.

2020 Delivery partner

The Scottish Government 

In 2019 the Scottish Government and Education Scotland worked closely with National Numeracy to engage people across the country. This year we're partnering again to reach even more schools and educational institutions. 

Our other supporters

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We are delighted to showcase a growing number of supporting organisations who have all pledged their support in helping improve the number skills of the UK.

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