A new service should be launched to help half a million of the country's lowest paid workers improve their skills, according to a new report.
Employment group Working Links said helping low-paid workers better their career prospects should be a Government priority.
The report, published ahead of the latest unemployment figures, called for a new fund to be established to allow groups of local authorities to trial ways of boosting productivity and living standards.
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