Education & Skills

Some of the challenges we face

Up to 1 in 4 UK jobs goes unfilled because of skills shortages

Around 10% of 16-24 year-olds in the UK become NEET

UK productivity is 18% below the average for the rest of the G7

England has the worst teenage literacy levels of any OECD country

How are we helping to solve this problem?

Across our funds, our Health & Wellbeing investments have been addressing challenges like these by building high-quality care homes for the elderly; by helping people with long-term conditions manage their health more effectively; by pioneering ‘hospital at home’ services to reduce the pressures on A&E departments; by using community pharmacies to improve health outcomes in underserved areas; and more.

Some examples of our impact


Previously unemployed students known to be in employment


Learners supported


Qualifications achieved by ar-risk-of-NEET students

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