Lack of digital skills costing UK economy £12.8bn

Penny Horwood
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Digital skills training can bridge digital divide

Digital skills training can bridge digital divide

Free digital skills training will be delivered by more than 2,000 Virgin Media O2 volunteers working with local authorities and the public sector across the UK as research finds 5.4 million British workers unable to carry out simple tasks online

New research from Virgin Media O2 and economic modelling from Cebr has found that a lack of digital skills is costing the economy £12.8 billion in Gross Value Added (GVA) with 5.4 million British w...

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