OECD to launch report on skills in the United Kingdom – Monday 20 November 2017


13/11/2017 - The OECD will launch a new report analysing how the UK could boost productivity, growth and earnings by tackling skills shortages and mismatches. The report also looks at ways to help employers and workers respond to changing skill needs.


Getting Skills Right: United Kingdom will be launched at an event organised jointly with the Institute for Public Policy Research, in partnership with the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, entitled “The Plan for Britain: The role of skills in the modern Industrial Strategy”.


This event, open to media, will take place on Monday, November 20th, 10.00 - 12.00 noon at JPMorgan, 60 Victoria Embankment, London.


Mark Pearson, OECD Deputy Director of Employment Labour and Social Affairs, and Katharine Mullock, OECD Labour Market Economist, will present the report’s findings.


Getting Skills Right: United Kingdom will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 10.00 a.m. GMT on 20 November for immediate release. Create your MyOECD account here.


Requests to receive the report under embargo by e-mail ahead of release time should be sent to Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.


To register or for more information, journalists should contact Spencer Wilson at the OECD Media Office (tel. + 33 1 45 24 81 18). 


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