That’s why we are thrilled that in just the second year of this ground-breaking campaign, the number of actions people have taken towards feeling more comfortable and confident with everyday maths is almost double that of last year’s inaugural campaign, with 40,062 actions towards building confidence with numbers.
Sam Sims, Chief Executive of National Numeracy said: "Feeling confident about numbers can make a world of difference to our lives. Improved numeracy is key to opening up opportunities and creating brighter individual lives and is vital to the nation’s ability to thrive in the face of challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
"It is therefore crucial that greater attention is paid to improving confidence as a stepping-stone to improving skills. Doing so could help open up access to learning, as well as opportunities to progress in to work, or at work, for millions of people."
Nicolas Breteau, Group Chief Executive, TP ICAP said: "We know that numeracy is crucial in today’s world, not only for the success of our industry but also in enabling individuals to make better choices for their finances and careers. Our research has shown that low confidence with numbers remains a significant barrier for many, and often holds talented individuals back from considering a career in financial services. It’s important that we change that, which is why we became a founding partner of Number Confidence Week."