This year FutureDotNow organisation has shone a light on the lack of workplace digital skills in their annual review.
While UK businesses currently face many economic headwinds, a lack of a fully skilled workforce is contributing to these challenges – Each year, basic digital skills gaps are costing the UK economy at least £12.8bn, and workers without these skills are missing out on an estimated £5.69bn in additional wages.
At a time when inflation and cost of living are sky-high, this persistent basic digital skills gap is a real concern. The data shows c.8.6 million (22% of adults in the labour force) don’t meet the ‘minimum
standard’ in Essential Digital Skills for Work. And many of those who do meet this standard are still unable to complete all 20 basic digital tasks for Work. This means that nearly 57% of working adults (almost 19 million people) could benefit from improving their digital skills.
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