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Employability and Skills in the UK: Redefining the debate

Employability and Skills in the UK: Redefining the debate

Jonathan Wright, Ian Brinkley and Naomi Clayton
02 November 2010

The debate about employability and skills in the UK is long standing. The system is not fit for purpose; skills gaps, shortages and under utilisation remain a problem. The mismatch in skills supply and demand is distinctly spatial. The paper highlights two key challenges which may widen the gaps that exist between cities and regions; public sector cuts and an increasingly knowledge intensive economy. An agenda for change is proposed that sets out a local and integrated response.

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