320,000 new jobs to be created in the Midlands by 2030
The KPMG report says the UK will be a global leader in driver-less car production, with 25,000 of the jobs created in automotive manufacturing – the majority of which are expected to be in the Midlands.
John Leech, KPMG’s head of automotive, who is based in the firm’s Birmingham office, said: “KPMG has produced the first authoritative forecast of the impact of connected and driver-less car technology on the UK economy.
“We forecast that over 320,000 jobs will be created in the UK by 2030 of which 25,000 will be within the automotive manufacturing sector, mainly within the Midlands.
“The Midlands region must grasp this opportunity, particularly their share of the £200 million fund announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer during the Budget.