GOSPORT MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed the publication of a new document about maths.
The paper was put together by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Maths and Numeracy which Ms Dinenage established at the beginning of the year.
It highlights facts about numeracy skills including that only one in five 16 to 64-year-olds in England has numeracy skills roughly equivalent to GCSE grade C.
Ms Dinenage said: ‘This parliamentary group was launched to shed light on the huge impact that poor numeracy has on individuals and our economy.
‘It also looks to make recommendations about how the situation could be improved.
‘With an estimated cost to the UK economy of £20bn per year, the group’s first publication sheds light on the need to address poor numeracy urgently.
‘I am confident their future work will continue to place pressure on policymakers, maintaining momentum in this campaign to boost numeracy skills in the UK.’