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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 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...Read more
This week Coadec and techUK took a delegation of UK startups and scale-ups to Brussels to make sure that startup voices are heard in discussions around the Digital Single Market and proposed new data protection rules. Big thanks to Hassle.com, Postcode Anywhere, Skyscape Cloud, Surevine, Squirrel, Vetcloud and We Are Pop Up for coming on our first ever startup delegation to the European...Read more
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...Read more
RT @May2015NS: 35 days to go: —Debate day. —Then 4-day break from tomorrow. —Then 1 month until polling day. Polls all but tied: http:/…Apr 02
Tonight is the #leadersdebate with 7 party leaders (Con, Lab, LD, UKIP, Green, SNP, PC) - watch ITV at 8pmApr 02
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