Keeping our capital working for the UK


"The uncertainty caused by the upcoming Brexit negotiations makes it more important than ever that Britain’s construction industry is ‘match-fit’ and ready to deliver the homes, transport links and infrastructure the UK needs."

Mark Reynolds
Chief Executive, Mace

To keep London globally competitive, we’re bringing business leaders together on a mission to boost Britain’s skills. We also recognise, not all skills gaps can be filled locally, and business needs continued access to global talent.

What we’re doing:

  • We’ve consulted with business and drawn up our recommendations for a realistic immigration system that meets business needs and works for the UK
  • Our Skills Commission is working to ensure the UK can provide the skills business needs now and in the future. This means government, business and skills providers pulling together in a coordinated approach
  • Skills London, the UK’s biggest jobs and careers event for young people, is one example of what this looks like when it’s working well

We are also proud to be a support partner for the government’s  Year of Engineering 2018, celebrating and promoting the career opportunities in our world-leading engineering sector.

Key Themes


We've laid out the facts on London’s migrant workforce, in our unique evidence base with PwC.  London's overseas talent is of huge value to the UK, generating £30bn additional GVA each year...

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Skills London

Businesses looking to inspire and recruit the next generation of students, trainees and employees are looking ahead to Skills London 16-17 November 2018 at ExCeL London. Over 30,000 visitors...

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Skills Commission

Skills provision in London needs stronger business leadership and accountability to both meet skills needs and get Londoners into jobs. While inner London has the highest productivity level in the UK...

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Your contact

Contact Mark Hilton for further information

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