Research and analysis

Skills and lifelong learning: public policy and skills demand

Review of how well policy meets the changing demand for skills in the UK.



This report reviews the policy challenge of increasing the demand for, and investment in, skills from employers in the UK. It covers five main areas:

  • the goals of the skills system
  • the challenge of increasing the demand for skills
  • the status of the skills system today
  • matching skills supply and demand
  • addressing low skills demand

It was commissioned as part of the Foresight Future of skills and lifelong learning project.

Published 12 December 2016