The Labour Market Story: Skills for the future

Briefing Paper  | UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) | Jul 2014

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The Labour Market Story is an overarching narrative paper that summarises employment and skills in the UK, and four thematic briefing papers.

This paper draws on recent quantitative and qualitative research to provide an analysis of future employment trends and associated skills requirements. It considers potential drivers of skills demand in the future, including globalisation, economic trends, science and technology, environmental change, and changing societal values.

The Labour Market Story is based on research undertaken by the Institute for Employment Studies, the Warwick Institute for Employment Research, Cambridge Econometrics and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.