What is the numeracy issue in the UK?
Returns to skills around the world
Wage return on numeracy skills is relatively high in the UK at around 24%
The Employment Equation
Maths skills are important to the workplace, but their application is not always straightforward
Tackling the Challenge of Low Numeracy Skills in Young People and Adults
Many learners entering vocational and further education have a basic level of numeracy
Count Me In
UK numeracy standards will only rise if there is a coherent strategy
The Long Term Costs of Numeracy Difficulties
Low numeracy costs the public purse £765 million per year
Adult Numeracy: A Review of Research (2009)
Low numeracy worsens gender inequalities, geographic inequalities and economic disadvantages
Programme for International Student Assessment
The OECD ranks performance in maths of 15-year-olds in the UK as "average"
Nearly 17 million adults in the UK have numeracy skills expected of primary school children
A fresh start: Improving literacy and numeracy
Looking at basic skills issues this 15-year-old report highlights similar to those we have today.
Low level numeracy could be costing the UK economy £20 billion per year