The HEY region is facing dynamic development within the decarbonisation and Net Zero agenda. The Government is prioritising and investing heavily in Zero Carbon, Net Zero and the ‘Green Recovery’ and investment across many sectors will further transform the area and create significant new jobs with the Humber’s offshore wind workforce forecast to grow from the current levels of 2k people to c10k people by 2026. Offshore is just one element of the Net Zero agenda and many jobs will be in those technical broader disciplines in addition to general careers needed to support this work.
In order to fully understand this opportunity and position the HEY region to capitalise fully, the LEP has commissioned a piece of independent research that will use the existing published reports, analysis and the LEP’s Local Skills Report (LSR) to forecast the skills needed to enable the region to reach its ambitious Net Zero targets.
In addition to drawing on existing resources the work engaged with stakeholders and employers to gauge their views which have been incorporated into the report.
The report includes an analysis of labour market supply and demand, the types of training needed and reflects on what is already being delivered in the HEY region, including forecasts of levels of training from Level 2 to Higher Education.
The impact of COVID-19 is vast and has impacted on communities and the economy in equal measure.
In order to support the economic recovery of the HEY region, the LEP commissioned independent research into the impact of COVID-19 on the HEY and Humber region.
This follow-up report to a similar exercise carried out in 2020 provides an update of all available data as of October 2021 and reflects the changes in policies and measures that have been announced since the summer.
Data used in the report include ONS, Gazette (Insolvency data), Google Mobility, NatWest PMI and various surveys conducted by LEP partners. Where local authority data is unavailable, national datasets and surveys have been applied to the regional level to provide estimates.