The Department’s value for money assessment for the proposed programme of tidal lagoons considered the wider benefits, including the value of jobs supported.
The estimated number of direct jobs underlying this part of the assessment peaked at around 18,000 FTE in any one year across the lagoon fleet. The number of direct jobs maintained across the lagoon fleet once construction had completed was estimated at around 1,000 FTE per year. Indirect jobs were also considered, with a range tested around 2 indirect jobs per direct job.
 Available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/swansea-bay-tidal-lagoon-value-for-money-assessment