Tech skills gap is affecting UK productivity and business resilience

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Nearly 11.8 million UK workers lack the basic digital skills necessary for the modern workplace
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Nearly 11.8 million UK workers lack the basic digital skills necessary for the modern workplace

Job prospects are at a 10-year high, but a skills deficit is stifling growth

With the growth in demand for tech products and services over the last two years, tech job prospects in Britain have reached a 10-year high. However, a sizable portion of the British workforce lack...

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