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Government recruits 'maths champions' for the workplace

6 March 2013 Last updated at 09:51 GMT

The government is trying to improve maths skills across England by recruiting thousands of "maths champions" to teach classes in the workplace.

Figures show that almost half the working population of England have only primary school maths skills, the level expected of an 11-year-old.

Tim Muffett reports.

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