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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:
New statistics published today showed that net-migration to the UK has risen to a new high. This comes at a time when polling shows that immigration tops the list of public concerns, and while the government is reviewing the visa system with a view to cutting down on skilled migrants. We believe the UK's digital startups benefit from international talent and diversity, and that further...Read more
Change at GDS Lots of change and rumours swirling around the Government Digital Service (GDS) this week. GDS chief Mike Bracken announced he was stepping down, and this was soon followed by other top staff, including his deputy Tom Loosemore, and the directors of design and strategy. This comes as the Times reported that GDS faces big budget cuts, and others cite sourcessaying...Read more
tl;dr - The government has asked the Migration Advisory Committee to review the Tier 2 visa system for skilled workers. Help #SaveSkilledMigration and complete our survey It is no secret that the government is worried about immigration to the UK. The Tier 2 system for skilled workers with a job offer is already creaking, with 1300 applications turned down in June because the cap...Read more
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