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Skills shortage the biggest threat to our tech ambitions

Peter Griffin
Thu, 01 Jul 2021

The tech sector needs a focused argument to build a case for highly-skilled workers to be let into the country. (Image: Getty)
Peter Griffin
Thu, 01 Jul 2021
There’s more cash than ever on offer from angel and venture capital investors looking to back the next disruptive idea. But the growing difficulties tech companies face in finding skilled and experienced tech workers for digital transformation projects and to join startup teams could see momentum slow.The immediate problem is our border restrictions. Just 165,000 people entered the country in the year to March 31. Normally the figure is around 7 million.We’ve long relied on migrants to make up our shortfall in skilled tech workers a...

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