Business leaders are urging the Government to plug the deficit in skills that is currently undermining the growth of low carbon supply chains across the UK economy.

In its latest briefing, Upskilling the UK workforce for the 21st century, the Aldersgate Group, which represents business sectors and environmental organisations, points out that the low carbon economy, which is predicted to grow four times faster than the rest of the economy over this decade, is being undermined by the current skills gap.

The report calls on the Government to refocus the UK’s skills strategy in light of rising demands for clean growth, and to set out new priorities for training and education sectors in line with a growing net zero emissions economy.