A comparison of the BCC’s biggest economic survey between 1994 and
2004 has shown an increase from 29 per cent in 1994 to 43 per cent
last year. The figures are taken from two surveys of over 6,000
businesses, conducted ten years apart.
In a keynote address on skills today,
David Frost, Director General of the BCC, will say: "Employers tell us
all the time that they are frustrated that young people are not
equipped with the right skills for the workplace.
is simply not providing potential employees with the right skills for
business and our figures show it has been failing for many years. The
skills of our workforce are already lagging behind many of our global
Government must implement lasting reform in its proposals next week or
our competitive edge could be seriously harmed. Businesses cannot wait