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London leads the world in highly-skilled professionals

It’s good news for London today as new research from Deloitte has found that the capital has more people employed in high skilled sectors than anywhere else in the world.

Additionally, it estimates that the city is likely to see a minimum net growth of 300,000 jobs in by 2020, of which at least a third would be in highly skilled sectors. It expected that strong growth in creative digital and media businesses would more than compensate for a decline in financial services.

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But the report also notes that if London is to retain its attractiveness as a recruitment destination, the capital would need to address a number of fundamental challenges – including in infrastructure, housing and immigration.

London First continues to campaign for business-friendly policies all three of these areas to ensure that London remains at the top of its game and open for business.

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