The UK government this month finally published its much-anticipated Levelling Up white paper, prompting a round of complaints about numerous errors, spelling and grammar mistakes, and accusations that some passages weren lifted from Wikipedia. The contents have also been scrutinised by those working in industries directly impacted by the promises.
For the technology sector, a key takeaway is the commitment from the government to tackle the UK’s growing digital skills shortage.
In the white paper, the government promised that by 2030, the number of people successfully completing high-quality skills training will have increased in every region of the UK. In England, that would mean 200,000 more people successfully completing high-quality skills training annually, driven by 80,000 more completing courses in the lowest skilled areas.