Many UK adults lagging on literacy skills, report says
8 October 2013 Last updated at 19:36 BST
The literacy and numeracy skills of young people in parts of the UK are among the lowest in the developed world, according to a report.
Research carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says young adults in England and Northern Ireland are falling well behind their counterparts in Asia and Europe.
Reeta Chakrabarti reports.