The Yorkshire and Humber Financial and Professional Services Skills Commission, established last month (April), aims to support the future growth of the financial and professional services industry in the region.

The Commission hopes to build a shared understanding of the skills the financial services industry needs and develop a plan that can help deliver them.

It has been convened by Yorkshire Building Society and is being delivered with the support of industry bodies TheCityUK, the City of London Corporation, and The Financial Services Skills Commission.

The Commission plans to engage with a wide range of stakeholders in the region, including those in the financial and professional services industry, education and local government and other sectors.

As part of this, interested parties are invited to submit evidence to the Commission.

Evidence that helps to answer the following research questions is welcomed:
  • Where do skills gaps currently exist in the financial and professional services workforce and where are they likely to change in future?
  • How effectively does the industry attract recruit and retain a diverse pool of skilled people?
  • How effectively does the industry use training and development to improve the skills of its workforce?
  • How effectively do employers, education providers and others in the region currently work together to broaden the skills within the industry?
Evidence that highlights existing good practice in the region or examples of effective initiatives in other industries or regions is of particular interest.

The deadline for submitting evidence is Monday 19 June 2023. Please limit submissions to no more than four sides of A4 and send details to:

Evidence can also be submitted via informal interview, if preferred. Information will not be shared with third parties.