Poor numeracy 'blights the economy and ruins lives'
Poor numeracy is blighting Britain's economic performance and ruining lives, says a new charity launched to champion better maths skills.
The group, National Numeracy, says millions of people struggle to understand a payslip or a train timetable, or pay a household bill.
Government figures show almost half the working population of England have only primary school maths skills.
Chris Buckler reports.