More than £2bn a year is being wasted by the government on programmes to promote skills and further education for adults. And the programmes have had no positive impact at all on the countrys economic productivity.
Thats the conclusion of
An Adult Approach to Further Education 
. The new research paper is by Alison Wolf, Professor of Public Sector Management at Kings College London, and is published today by the leading free market think tank, the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Professor Wolf argues that: