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Machines 'could do a third of British jobs by 2030'

Barclays is one business increasingly investing in machines. Credit: Tonight/ITV

Machines will be capable of doing more than a third of Britons' jobs by 2030, exclusive research for ITV's Tonight predicts.

The study by the University of Oxford looked at 702 different categories of occupation and found that 36% of the UK workforce are in jobs where there is a high risk that a machine could be capable of doing their work by that time.

The programme, which airs at 7.30pm on ITV, sees a range of experts predicting that technological changes in the coming decades will be at a pace not seen since the industrial revolution of the 19th century.


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Heavy showers moving in overnight

Rain moving in from the west Credit: ITV Central/Met Office

After scattered moderate showers throughout the day, overnight tonight a band of heavier rain will start to move eastwards into the Midlands. During the night it will mostly affect the West Midlands, with the East Midlands staying dry with clear skies and some cloud. Lows of around 12 celsius.