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The UK land-based and environmental sector: Skills assessment update spring 2014

This report contains labour market intelligence for the land-based and environmental industries derived from nationally available statistics. The land-based and environmental sector is dominated by small businesses. Eighty-five per cent of these businesses employ fewer than five people. The sector is forecast to require nearly 600,000 new entrants before 2020 as more than half the people currently employed in the sector are over the age of 45. This report reviews the workforce development issues and skill needs for this sector.