The Headline Facts & Stats
The Work EDS are part of a wider digital skills survey led by Lloyds. They fit into a full framework of skills, with foundation skills (like turning computers on) and EDS for Life and Work. You can read the latest EDS for Work report in full, published in by Lloyds and Futuredotnow, along with the wider report about UK digital skills.
The skills are based around 5 areas; being safe and legal online; problem solving; communicating; handling information and content, and transacting. The 2023 report found:
- 4.5 million of us (12%) don’t have the basic foundation skills
- 3.2 million of us (8%) can’t do any of the work tasks
- 8.6 million (22%) can’t do at least 1 task in each area