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One fifth of UK population still lack basic digital skills - Lloyds Bank study

Tuesday 26 May 2020 | 10:59 CET | News
One fifth (22%) of the UK population, around 11.7 million people, lacked the digital skills needed for everyday life before the lockdown, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index study. Nine million people were unable to use the internet by themselves. Without intervention, the study shows that one quarter of the UK population will still have a very low digital engagement level by 2030. 

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