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What do AI Startups Want From Regulation?

Today, we have published a new report exploring the AI startup ecosystem. We look at what AI startups perceive as challenges to growth as well as what they want from future regulation. AI is set to be the definitive technology of the century, disrupting and reforming...

Ecommerce – what businesses and the public think

As the world locked down in 2020, a vibrant and innovative e-commerce sector provided a lifeline for consumers and businesses confined to their homes. This accelerated a trend a long time in the making. While consumer demand for shopping online has grown, a vibrant...

The Gig Economy: A Model for Work in the 21st Century

Today we have published a new report: The Gig Economy: A Model for Work in the 21st Century. Over the past few years, waves of gig economy startups have radically expanded people’s options, with platforms bringing more competition and choice to everything from private...

Regional and National Ecosystems: Untapped Potential

Over the past year, following input from start-ups, investors, local government policymakers and other members of the tech community, we’ve been exploring how local government can help to create a supportive environment for tech clusters to grow and scale. And now...

How the Online Safety Bill could change liability rules

Today - we’re publishing a new paper exploring the critical importance of intermediary liability protections and the likely catastrophic impact of changes to them. You can read our report in full here. The upcoming Online Safety Bill threatens to rewrite rules around...

Green Foundations

Following the publication of the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy in October, and COP26 in Glasgow last November, it is clear that harnessing the transformative potential of technology is central to the net zero transition in the UK. That's why we have launched our...

Fintechs and the Smart Data Right

Today – we’re publishing a new paper on expanding open banking in the UK through a new Smart Data Right: ‘The Smart Path to Open Finance.’ You can read our report in full here. Over the last four years the UK has established itself as the home of Open Banking...

The Digital Markets Unit: On The Side of Startups?

Today, we're publishing new research and recommendations on the delivery of digital competition policy in the UK. You can read the paper in full here. Startups thrive in competitive markets. At Coadec, we have always said that startup friendly competition policy is...

BNPL: Regulate Now, Reform Later

Today - we're publishing a new paper on Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL): 'Regulate Credit Now, Reform it Later.' You can read our report in full here. It's a market that has exploded in recent years - providing consumers with a more flexible version of credit often denied...