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


The week in startup policy

27 March 2015

Digital Single Market This week the European Commission unveiled the first glimpse of its proposed package on the 'Digital Single Market' (the full announcement is not being made until May). Of particular interest to startups will be moves to: -tackle 'geo-blocking' -modernise copyright -simplify VAT for SMEs -regulation of online platforms (this could be worrying) -reform data...

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Our Budget response

18 March 2015

Today George Osborne delivered the Budget - here's our full summary of what it means for startups. Responding, Coadec's Executive Director, Guy Levin said: 'This was a Budget that backed digital innovation. From fintech to the sharing economy, digital currencies to the Internet of Things, the Chancellor has announced a substantial package of support for tech that will boost the UK's...

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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