REPORT: Understanding and addressing labour supply constraints and their impact on efforts to decarbonise UK industry clusters and the wider economy

Summary

Authors:

Antonios Katris
Christian Calvillo
Hannah Corbett
Paulina Gonzalez Martinez
Karen Turner
Julia Race

Centre for Energy Policy, University of Strathclyde

Understanding and addressing labour supply constraints and their impact on efforts to decarbonise UK industry clusters and the wider economy

April 2024

This report brings together timely new analysis around the impacts of a supply constrained UK labour market characterised by both worker and skills shortages on efforts to decarbonise industry clusters. It explores the associated labour demand pressures and employment changes and what they could mean for industrial decarbonisation project delivery costs and the wider economy.

This project was funded by IDRIC (under EPSRC award number: EP/V027050/1). The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of IDRIC. Neither IDRIC nor EPSRC can be held responsible for them.