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Finding a NEET Solution: How Government can fund the skills of the future

Recommendations published today by The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) advises the creation of a new £100m “Future Skills Fund”, in order to enable those wishing to retrain or upskill to access funding, structured as Future Earnings Agreements (FEA)..  Report...

Making the Most of Help to Grow

Research commissioned by The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) shows that the Government’s attempt to boost the productivity of small businesses lacks the necessary ambition to claw back some of the £92 billion worth of productivity gains up for grabs. Report...

The Internet and Digital Economy Parliamentary Scheme

The COVID crisis has underscored the importance of digital technology for people, society, the economy and our planet. Digital technology has been at the heart of the response to the public health emergency and it has played a vital role in keeping people connected...

Breaking Banks: A blueprint for Open Finance that puts customers first

Recommendations published today by The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) advises the UK Government and regulators to take a new approach to Open Finance, otherwise it will be another damp squib. Simply broadening the remit of Open Banking won’t solve the...

Coadec’s Plan to Give Startups Liquidity

Yesterday, along with a wide range of startup ecosystem and community partners we launched a new campaign called ‘Save Our Startups’ - asking the Government to protect our early stage tech startup ecosystem through this crisis. You can read more about it and sign up...

Coronavirus & the tech startup ecosystem

The Coronavirus pandemic is fast shaping up to be the challenge that defines us personally and professionally. The tech industry like many others is facing huge challenges, but it also has a huge part to play in the fight against a once-in-a-century pandemic. Over the...

250 Entrepreneurs back our Startup Manifesto

As we published our Startup Manifesto with The Entrepreneurs Network today, over 250 leading entrepreneurs have backed our blueprint for the next government to make the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business.  In an open letter to the next...

Our Startup Manifesto for the next government

  Today – we’re publishing our Startup Manifesto which provides a blueprint for the next government to make the UK the best place in the world to start and grow a business.  The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) last published a manifesto in 2014 and a lot...