With the repeating waves of displacement crises around the world and various communities of refugees coming into the UK, it is essential to establish lasting pathways to employment and self-reliance in partnership with the private sector. The UK’s tight labor market, with an unemployment rate of only 3.9%, creates an opportunity for the private sector to expand its hiring pools with refugees.

In partnership with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, our new report highlights the findings from a business survey on refugee employment. The report considers the reasons London companies look to employ refugees, the barriers that are preventing more from doing so, and potential steps to encourage more businesses to hire refugee employees.