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:

  • 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


Our Budget Submission

25 February 2015

On March 18th, Chancellor George Osborne will give his final Budget before the General Election (on May 7th). We're calling on the Chancellor to continue to support the digital economy by: Extending the Rent a Room scheme to cover other sharing economy activities Introducing incentives to encourage more corporate venturing Retain and improve EIS and SEIS Helping teachers to deliver...

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Some good news on immigration

25 February 2015

Some great news for digital startups today as the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended to the Home Office that several digital roles should be added to the Shortage Occupation List (SOL). We called for this in our Startup Manifesto, and have been campaigning for this change alongside techUK and Tech London Advocates. It's great that the MAC have listened to the concerns of the...

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Welcome Alex, new Coadec Chairman!

24 February 2015 | Jeff Lynn

 Welcome Alex! I am very pleased to announce that I have invited Alex Depledge, Co-founder and CEO of Hassle.com, to take my place as Chairman of Coadec. I am even more pleased to say that she has accepted my invitation.   Alex is a truly remarkable woman who will provide Coadec with powerful leadership as it faces the challenges and opportunities of the new government.   It has...

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Our Supporters and Sponsors

Our supporters include startups and entrepreneurs, developers, VCs and angel investors, technology companies, providers of digital connectivity and academics.

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Contact us

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