We are developing a forecasting tool that Luton Borough Council will use to examine the impact of planned investment on the skills pipeline. Luton has recently launched an investment framework that seeks to secure up to £1.5bn in inward investment that will be applied to a range of physical developments. These developments are estimated to generate up to 18,500 jobs over the next 10 years.
Following on from the ground-breaking Design Economy study in 2015, Design Council has commissioned us to deliver new insight into the skills held by designers across the Design Economy and how these link to productivity, innovation and economic performance.
We are generating the third iteration of our analysis of the economic value and impact of Heritage to the UK economy. This year we are also including estimates of the value of heritage volunteering to develop further the insight delivered by this project. The outputs will include an interactive tool to present the range of indicators address through the study.