Taking place on 16th May 2018, the Day is an annual celebration of the importance of numbers in everyday life and will bring together individuals, employers, educators and influencers to improve numeracy. And UK Finance is proud to be an official Champion.
From getting the best supermarket deals to managing family finances, or understanding salaries to getting a promotion at work, we all use numbers every day. Despite this, 1 in 2 working-age people in the UK have numeracy levels that we would associate with primary school children – but it is never too late to improve.
You can visit the National Numeracy Day website and sign up to receive information and updates as the campaign progresses. There are lots of ways you can get involved in National Numeracy Day, from checking you have the Essentials of Numeracy, to finding out your ‘Number Personality’, the website has a range of fun and free resources to help improve number skills across the UK.
The campaign is run by the UK charity National Numeracy and has been created with Founding Supporter KPMG, with additional support from an impressive and growing list of organisations.
There are still opportunities for businesses to join National Numeracy as a Lead Supporter, Supporter or Champion of the Day and drive action to increase numeracy levels. For more information about becoming an official Supporter, please contact Lauren Street firstname.lastname@example.org
Together, we can ensure that more people benefit from knowing how to use numbers well.
We’re all numbers people!
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Read our Essentials of Numeracy blog: written by Andy Haldane, Chief Economist and Executive Director, Monetary Analysis & Statistics, Bank of England.