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UK PLC - A Verdict

Following on from my column on the subject last week, a Silicon CIO panel offers a verdict on UK competitiveness: “The UK will lose its fight to compete with the new Asian economies in the information age because of a poor education system, a lack of entrepreneurs, high taxation and red tape”.

It adds: “"We've really failed the next generation with the quality of their education and training and we're going to pay dearly for it in the future. The educational level of people leaving schools now is shocking across the board but particularly in the skills needed for the information age - lateral thinking, creativity and problem solving,"

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