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Can improving UK skills levels reduce poverty and income inequality by 2020?

This report investigates how improving the level of skills in the UK economy will aff ect rates of poverty and income inequality.

Improving skills among the workforce is seen as fundamental to achieving a more competitive economy and maintaining productivity, with a world-class skills base considered a key driver of competitive advantage (BIS, 2010). This report uses data from the British Household Panel Survey to investigate how projected improvements in skills levels in the UK economy between now and 2020 will aff ect rates of poverty and income inequality.