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:

  • Improve access to finance
  • Improve access to talent
  • Build world class digital infrastructure
  • Bring laws and regulations into the 21st Century
  • Use digital government to unlock innovation


The week in startup policy

26 June 2015

Open data Good news for open data advocates, and for startups that build on top of public sector data as two serious announcements this week. Companies House announced that all public digital data on the UK register of companies will now be available free, online through a search tool, and more importantly through an API - link DEFRA (the government Department for the Environment, Food...

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The week in startup policy

12 June 2015

Surveillance report Yesterday the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, David Anderson, published his report into investigatory powers in the UK - 'A Question of Trust'. It's a comprehensive  look at the status quo, the views of interested parties, and recommendations for the future. It has 124 recommendations... but some of the interesting ones are: A single new law to...

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The week in startup policy

15 May 2015

Conservatives win election Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last week you'll probably know already that David Cameron is back in 10 Downing Street, this time with a Conservative majority in parliament. Here's our quick take on what it means for startups - link. New ministers appointed There has been a reshuffle with new ministers appointed. Here's the full list -  Read more

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Coadec, TechHub @ Campus, 4-5 Bonhill St, London EC2A 4BX