Poor literacy at work is still a major problem, new research has found.
The report, Literacy: State of the Nation, examined the UKâ€™s literacy levels both in schools and in the workplace.
While a quarter of young people see no connection between reading and success, the research results made the link clear. Two-thirds of men and three-quarters of women with low literacy levels had never received a promotion.
The knock-on effect could be costing the rest of the country too, according to the National Literacy Trust, which published the report. The findings are â€˜extremely worryingâ€™, says Jonathan Douglas, the Trustâ€™s director. â€˜It is estimated that poor literacy costs the economy Â£2.5bn a year.â€™