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The UK Commission’s Employer Skills Survey 2011 is the key UK data source on employer demand for and investment in skills. This report focuses on the findings from the more than 74,000 interviews in England, enabling time series comparisons with the earlier National Employer Skills Surveys (NESS), carried out in England from 2005 to 20091 Work-readiness of those leaving education. The survey covers topics such as skill related recruitment difficulties, skills gaps, employer investment in training, product market strategy and the work-readiness of education leavers. Results are presented by size, sector, occupation, region and local area.