?It?s important that businesses seize the opportunity to work with schools and colleges and ensure that London?s students, who will build the capital?s future, are equipped with the skills firms want in their employees.? ?Science, technology, engineering and maths skills are particularly valuable, given that London?s thriving creative and technology sector is set to be a big growth contributor over the next five years.?? The cost of doing business, together with housing costs and transport, remain the biggest threats to London?s competitiveness. Whilst firms saw an improvement in the cycle (57 per cent) and tube (52 per cent) networks, almost half (49 per cent) said the city?s roads are deteriorating, and 55 per cent said air connectivity had not improved.
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