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Employers facing talent poverty as skills shortages rise 130% in four years


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New research shows that the modest economic growth of the past four years has been met by an unprecedented shortage of skills, leaving thousands of vacancies unfilled.

Source: Employers facing talent poverty as skills shortages rise 130% in four years – Press releases – GOV.UK

I couldn’t resist sharing this. It highlights the self harm the Government is committing on the economy by (a) failing to invest in education and training and (b) cutting skilled migration. The Youtube videos do a good job of going beyond the abstract notions of the UK’s low productivity and international competitiveness to translate this into real life: employers are losing business.

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Colin Yeo

Immigration and asylum barrister, blogger, writer and consultant at Garden Court Chambers in London and founder of the Free Movement immigration law website.