Human Capital: The Challenges and Opportunities of London’s Changing Workforce

This project looked at how global and national trends are impacting London’s labour force, across sectors and professional levels.

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Technological change is predicted to have a dramatic impact not just on the type of work we do, but how we do it. But automation should be viewed in the wider context of labour force change. Workforce decisions are based on a number of factors, including the availability and cost of labour, demography, employment regulation, and migration – particularly in the wake of Brexit.

This project used a combination of indicators, covering factors ranging from demographic composition to likelihood of automation to create an assessment of how resilient different sectors of the London economy are to major workforce change.

This project was supported by and produced in association with EY. The report, Human Capital, was published in April 2018.

Industry roundtables

Alongside quantitative research we held a series of roundtables with senior business leaders, talent managers, and strategy directors, looking in more detail at the challenges and responses of the following sectors:

  • Financial, real estate, and legal
  • Retail and hospitality
  • Business services and logistics

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