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What’s the issue?

Let numbers improve your life

Attitudes towards numbers have been negative for far too long, but with your help, we can change that. We want to help make people feel confident and recognise the value and presence of numbers in everyday life.

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We know that poor numeracy can fundamentally affect people's lives and the wider economy.

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Nearly half the working-age population have the numeracy skills of a primary school child.

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Those with poor numeracy are more than twice as likely to be unemployed.

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The average cost to individuals with poor number skills is £460 a year.

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Research has revealed that good number skills can help people better manage their money and avoid debt.

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Estimates indicate poor numeracy costs the UK economy £20.2 billion each year.

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Low numeracy levels cost UK employers £3.2bn each year.

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Data from the British Cohort Studies has shown a link between depression and poor numeracy.

We can help you improve your number skills

Thanks to National Numeracy Day thousands of people have started their journey towards improved numeracy.

Being better with numbers isn’t a special talent, it’s something we can all learn at any stage in our lives. Make this National Numeracy Day count for you by taking the National Numeracy Challenge today.

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