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Skills report: the UK is still learning

How can we equip workers to adapt to the new economy?

By Tom Clark   December 2020

Photo: Hauke-Christian Dittrich/DPA/PA Images

The pandemic is going to destroy a big chunk of the economy, as well as many lives. A second national lockdown confirms that. The question, as Megan Greene asks, is whether the destruction of old jobs and firms can be accompanied by a creativity that produces new ones. 

In principle, there are plenty of reasons this could happen—just as society is discovering it can get by with a lot less hospitality and business travel, so it is finding it needs more IT wizards,…

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