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New Digital Strategy Published by Government

Published on:
March 1, 2017

The UK Government has set out its policies to increase the Gross Value Added generated by digital sectors from £118bn in 2015 to £200bn by 2025 and improve digital infrastructure and skills through all parts of the UK.

Measures announced included:

  • support for fixed and mobile broadband connectivity and creation of a Business Connectivity Forum, to be chaired by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport,
  • a new partnership to encourage digital skills in the wider UK population, linked to specific initiatives from the private sector
  • a pledge to establish five international tech hubs in emerging markets to create and develop partnerships between UK companies and local tech firms

Download the full strategy paper here.

Read Culture Secretary Karen Bradley's digital strategy launch speech here.