ERSA welcomes the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee report on Adult Literacy and Numeracy, in particular the Committee’s recommendation to launch a high-profile campaign to tackle low levels of adult literacy and numeracy in England.

The Committee found that adults struggling most at English and maths were often not aware of the free training and tuition, offered nationally for any adult who wishes to study English and maths up to and including GCSE level. ERSA fully supports this recommendation and believes in the importance of addressing adult skills needs to better support jobseekers and improve progression in work. 

Key recommendations made in the report by the Committee include: