Fix England’s “Fragmented, Centralised” Skills System Urgently or Face a 2.5 Million Worker Deficit: LGA


Due to “confusing, fragmented, untargeted and ineffective” skills training, in 10 years England could have a surplus of 3.1 million low-skilled workers, while employers trying to fill highly skilled roles will face a deficit of 2.5 million high-skilled workers.

That’s according to a new report commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA), with the LGA estimating that for England alone the potential loss of economic output resulting from the skills gap in 2030 might be around the £120 billion mark.

In order to tackle this the LGA is calling on the government to devolve all apprenticeship, back-to-work, careers advice and business

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