The BBC has a report about a survey from LearnDirect which estimates that over 14.6 million people have lost their employers money due to a lack of basic literacy and numeracy skills.
Almost two in five of the people surveyed said that they relied on someone else at work to check their calculations.
There was also a widespread dependence on computer spell-checkers, particularly among the young. The survey suggested that 67% of people relied on spell-checkers – with this rising to 75% among 16 to 30-year-olds.
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