National Numeracy looks to challenge poor numeracy across the UK. The charity approached PBE for support to understand the cost to the UK economy of poor adult numeracy, to support a major campaign they are launching to push up standards (The National Numeracy Challenge).
A team of PBE volunteers took on this research challenge, producing analysis that puts, as its central, conservative estimate, the cost to the UK of poor adult numeracy at £20.2 billion per year (or about 1.3% of GDP). Read the full report above.
We are grateful to the volunteer team - Rose Martin, Helen Hodgson, Andy Maloney and Inna Rayner - for their hard work in producing a great report.