I've always been the 'education' type. You'd be more likely to find me with a book in hand than a ball when I was younger, and there was no question as to whether university was the best choice for me on leaving school. At the risk of sounding like a bit of a geek, I just really like learning.
Nearly 17 million people in England - almost half the working-age population - have the numeracy skills expected of children at primary school. That means they may not be able to check pay and deductions on a wage slip, understand bus timetables or pay household bills.