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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 8% 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:
Digital Single Market leak In a scoop for newly launched POLITICO Europe, this week saw a leaked draft of the European Commission's Digital Single Market strategy(which will be launched on May 6th). It's a mixed bag for startups. Here's a good summary. On the positive side, it looks like there are plans to better harmonise consumer rights, reform copyright, possibly introduce a common VAT...Read more
We’re working alongside Wayra, Telefonica’s digital accelerator, and coalition of partners, to conduct a ground-breaking research project – what we believe is the first of its kind in the UK - to analyse the DNA of startups in Britain. A lot has been said about the social makeup of the start-up ecosystem in the US but there hasn’t, as yet, been a comprehensive study conducted in the...Read more
Manifestos arrive This week saw manifestos from Labour, the Conservatives and the Lib Dems, as well as from the Green Party and UKIP. We read through the main ones so you don't have to, pulling out the most important pledges on tech, startups and entrepreneurship: Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat All of them pledge action on broadband, digital government and...Read more
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