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The case for a life-long learning guarantee

Give people—including the most disadvantaged—the tools to adapt

By Robert Halfon   October 2019

Poor access to life-long learning is one of the great social injustices of our time. Around 9m adults in England have low literacy and/or numeracy skills. With the march of the robots, the consequences of the skills deficit are only set to deepen. A full 28 per cent of jobs taken by 16-24 year olds are at risk of automation by the 2030s. We must offer…

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