In the Balance: The STEM human capital crunch

The science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sector is at the heart of the Government’s aim to rebalance the economy for future growth. But the sector is already suffering skills shortages, severely limiting its ability to grow.

This report quantifies the mismatch between future employment requirements and the supply of domestic skills in these industries, in the context of political pressure to reduce migration. It finds that a huge increase in take-up of science subjects in Britain’s schools is needed to foster an adequate supply of home-grown STEM skills and proposes policy solutions to avoid the looming human capital crunch in the STEM sector.

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