Startups want us to stay in the EU

Startups want us to stay in the EU

tl;dr Coadec’s survey found that 81% want to remain in the EU The referendum has now been called, and the next four months will be dominated by the debate over whether the UK should remain in, or leave, the European Union. To gauge the opinion of the UK’s digital...
Paul Smith joins Coadec Steering Committee

Paul Smith joins Coadec Steering Committee

We’re delighted to announce that Paul Smith is joining Coadec’s Steering Committee. Paul co-founded and ran the brilliant Ignite accelerator, set up Campus North, and been an angel investor and advisor to many startups. We look forward to working with him...
EU Referendum Survey

EU Referendum Survey

We’re running a survey to find out what the UK’s digital startups think about the forthcoming referendum on whether the UK should remain in, or leave, the European Union. If you’re a startup founder, work in a startup, or invest in startups, please...
Digital Strategy submission

Digital Strategy submission

The government is calling for ideas for their new Digital Strategy. We submitted 16 ideas to help build on the UK’s digital success, ranging across skills, infrastructure, regulation and digital government. Read our submission in full here. Summary of...
The week in startup policy

The week in startup policy

Immigration changes coming On Tuesday the Migration Advisory Committee published their review into Tier 2, the system of skilled work visas. In short, they rejected the government’s worst ideas, but still call for minimum salary thresholds to be raised to...
Tell government what you really think

Tell government what you really think

On December 29th the government announced a ‘call for ideas’ for a new Digital Strategy. Ed Vaizey (Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy) explained more in a blog. Take Coadec’s Survey This is a big opportunity for those of us who seek to...
A look ahead at 2016

A look ahead at 2016

This was originally posted on Medium.     Digital Economy Strategy (and Bill?) First on the list is the newly announced call for ideas for a ‘Digital Economy Strategy’ revealed this week by Digital Economy minister Ed Vaizey. This is a big opportunity for...
The Week in Startup Policy

The Week in Startup Policy

  You can sign up to get this briefing by email every Friday here – SIGN UP   CMA weigh in on Uber The UK’s competition authority, the CMA, submitted a punchy official response to TfL’s private hire consultation this week. They argued that...
The week in startup policy

The week in startup policy

Spending Review Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Spending Review and Autumn Statement this week. Here’s our roundup of the key tech announcements, with the bigger announcements also below. Big digital government boost Osborne announced £1.8 billion for...