Date lodged: 14 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will publish details of what assessment it has carried out of skills (a) shortages and (b) underuse.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 26 September 2016
The UKCES Employer Skills Survey covers skill shortages and underuse. The Scottish Government is a partner to this research. The survey results were published in January 2016 and the latest results for Scotland are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ukces-employer-skills-survey-2015-scotland-toolkit
Scottish Government also commission Skills Development Scotland to undertake further Regional Skills Assessments, using information from the UKCES Employer Skills Survey.