More than a third of adults in the UK do not have the equivalent of a basic school-leaving certificate; 6.8 million people have serious problems with numbers and 5 million people are not functionally literate.

Lord Leitch was asked to look at the UK’s future skills needs for 2020. He published his final report in December 2006. This document sets out how the Government will implement Lord Leitch’s recommendations in England.

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  • Our world class ambition
  • Supporting individuals to improve their skills and progress in work
  • Employers leading the way on skills
  • A new partnership for the workplace
  • Equipping young people with the skills they need for work and life
  • Summary of actions in England