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

17 April 2015

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...

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Lib Dem Manifesto and Startups

15 April 2015

Today Nick Clegg launched the Liberal Democrats' Manifesto for the 2015 general election. Here is our quick reaction on what it means for startups. This follows our analysis on the Labour and Conservatives manifestoes. At nearly 160 pages, the Lib Dem manifesto is the longest of the bunch (Labour's is 86, and the Conservatives' is 84 pages long), and contains lots of mentions of...

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Conservative Manifesto and Startups

14 April 2015

Today David Cameron launched the Conservative Party's Manifesto for the 2015 general election. Here is our quick reaction on what it means for startups. [Update: here are similar posts for Labour and Lib Dem manifestos]. Generally it's a collection of positive pledges to support startups and business more generally, although there's little in the way of new policy and it mostly...

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