LID Publishing is committed to responsible book publishing and upholding the values of our community of authors, readers and employees.
As UK business leaders, we also know that low literacy undermines our economic competitiveness and sustainability and creates obstacles to a fairer society. Thatâ€™s why in 2018 we began to support the works of the National Literacy Trust by joining its Literacy Business Pledge.
VISION FOR LITERACY BUSINESS PLEDGE 2018
Research for the Read On. Get On. campaign estimated that if every child left primary school with the reading skills they need, our economy could grow by more than ÂŁ30 billion by 2025 . Businesses are also concerned about young peopleâ€™s basic skills, with nearly a third of employers saying that are not satisfied with young peopleâ€™s literacy and use of English. As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, these skills will become more important as we forge new economic alliances in a competitive global market.
Sixty-three businesses have signed up to the Vision for Literacy Business Pledge 2018, committing to take practical action to drive up literacy levels.
We pledge to elevate the literacy issue within our business and take practical action (commensurate with
size) to close the literacy gap and create a fairer society by:
âž¤ Engaging our employees in the literacy challenge
âž¤ Supporting the drive to raise literacy levels in our local community
âž¤ Contributing to the national campaign to raise literacy levels
For more information visit literacytrust.org.uk/policy-and-campaigns/businesspledge
To find out more above LID Publishingâ€™s involvement and to support our fundraising visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lidpublishing?utm_source=twitter
 Read On. Get On. (2014) How reading can help children escape poverty. Published by Save the Children on behalf of the Read. On. Get On. campaign