As the recent Budget and Industrial Strategy made clear, the Government sees the smarter use of technology as essential for us to address our productivity challenges as a nation. Digital technology can also support equality of opportunity, ensuring that everyone can play their part in society and no-one is left behind. Yet over 12 million people have limited digital skills and over 5 million never access the internet, so the Government's plans may fall at the first hurdle unless we can achieve a step-change.

We are delighted to welcome Jay Hunt and Liz Perry from the Higher and Further Education Directorate at the Department for Education who will discuss progress with the new basic digital skills entitlement, including the quality and relevance of digital qualifications, provider readiness and what exactly we mean by basic digital skills.

At our request, they will also provide a brief update on new funding for Maths.

Please come along and join in the discussion. The session will be chaired by the Campaign's Tricia Hartley under the Chatham House rule and there will be plenty of time for questions and debate.

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