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National Literacy Trust finds widespread literacy ‘crisis’ across England

New analysis by the UK’s National Literacy Trust (NLT) has found ‘serious literacy issues’ in the vast majority of England’s constituencies, reports the Bookseller.

The report found that 458 of 533 constituencies had at least one ward with literacy issues, with particular areas of concentration around the West Midlands, Yorkshire and Humber, the North West, and inner cities.

NLT director Jonathan Douglas said that for 20 years ‘the government has addressed England’s widening literacy gap through national strategies’. ‘We now know that a new, targeted approach is needed as our work reveals the country’s literacy challenge to be intensely local,’ said Douglas.


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