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 Government must protect those most at risk from automation job losses say Liberal Democrats

April 1, 2019 11:15 AM

1.5 million people in England are at high risk of losing their jobs to automation, reveal statistics released by the Office for National Statistics. Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats Jo Swinson MP said:

"While the Conservative Government is too busy making a mess of Brexit, millions of people across the UK are facing the very real possibility of losing their ability to make a living, with young people, women and those with lower levels of education most at risk.

"We cannot halt the march of technological progress, and neither should we want to. But we must take steps now to ensure that everyone in our society can benefit from that progress.

"This is why the Liberal Democrats have called for all companies with over 250 employees to develop plans to support staff vulnerable to automation, and for the Government to grant every adult £9,000 over their lifetime to fund lifelong learning."

The link to the statistics can be found here