Measuring the qualifications gap: regional analysis and local labour markets

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The latest City-REDI Policy Briefing, ‘Measuring the skills gap: A regional analysis of a local labour market’ is a focused analysis of the NVQ (national vocational qualification) qualification ladder levels 1 through 4, in specific geographic regions of the UK. It examines the types of qualifications that employers find missing from candidates applying for jobs, providing an indicator of the mismatch between demand and supply in the labour market. Given the additional uncertainty around the UK’s migrant worker policy over the coming years alongside BREXIT, it is important to understand how this gap will change, despite the inherent measurement difficulties.

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