For the UK arts sector to continue to thrive, all individuals and organisations involved should recognise its dynamics as an ecosystem and look for opportunities to strengthen the connections upon which its health depends.
While the record-tight labour market conditions are set to ease somewhat in 2023, recruitment, retention, and pay pressures will not abate as evenly. Long-standing issues, such as an ageing population, skills shortages, and structural tightness in some sectors, mean that organisations need to be prepared for a continued war for talent.
Decarbonizing our electricity system requires unprecedented efforts at the technological, economic and system integration levels. Renewable energies such as wind and solar power are a natural solution, since they are zero-carbon, technologically mature, and cost-efficient.