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We work with digital startups and policymakers to create better policy for the digital economy.
Founded by tech entrepreneurs, The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec) is a non-profit that campaigns for policies to support digital startups in the UK. We conduct research, host events, and run campaigns on behalf of the UK’s startup community.
Digital startups matter to the UK – they are an important source of innovation, jobs and growth. The UK’s digital economy is the fastest growing in the G20 and already makes up over 10.4% of GDP.
The UK should be the best place in the world to launch and grow a digital startup. That is why we campaign for policies to support the digital economy, calling for the government to:
Spending Review Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Spending Review and Autumn Statement this week. Here's our roundup of the key tech announcements, with the bigger announcements also below. Big digital government boost Osborne announced £1.8 billion for digital transformation of government, including £450 million for the Government Digital Service. Although some have...Read more
This afternoon, George Osborne delivered the Spending Review (setting government spending plans for the next 5 years) and Autumn Statement. We've pulled together a summary of the key points that matter to startups and the digital economy and you can find the full document here. Macro picture Handed a £27 billion improvement in the fiscal outlook (partly due to improved growth forecasts),...Read more
Investigatory Powers Bill Home Secretary Theresa May made a statement introducing the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill this week, updating and extending the UK's surveillance legislation. It is a draft Bill, so will now be scrutinised in Parliament before the final Bill is introduced in the new year. You can also send comments directly to the Home Office. The Bill (with explanatory...Read more
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