chapter  1
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Introduction

BySue Heath, Alison Fuller, Brenda Johnston

We must focus not only on how to survive the recession, but on how we will thrive in the years ahead. The challenge for the UK employment and skills system is formidable. We need to build a system to match the high-skill, people-driven economy of the future – a system that responds well to business need while opening opportunity for all people. We must increase the ambition and aspiration of individuals to gain new skills – not just once, but throughout their working lives.