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The Memo: 3 fresh tech announcements from the Spring Budget 2017

T-Levels, robotics and a painful blow for the self-employed. This afternoon Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed the next phase of the Government’s plan to prepare Britain for Brexit, along with some interesting tech-related announcements. Here are the 3 key tech...

A Digital Economy that works “for everyone”

This week, the Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, launched the long-awaited Digital Strategy. This is an important Strategy and cannot be seen in isolation from the wider aims of the Government to spread...

The government must relax visa rules to safeguard our tech boom

The UK digital technology sector is emerging as a global force. A record £6.7bn was invested in UK tech firms in 2016, more than any other European country. In contrast, the automotive sector received £1.66bn in investment. This record boom means the sector already...

The Sunday Times: Tech Firms: Make it easier for migrants

Britain’s digital tech sector faces a critical shortage of talent unless the government changes immigration rules, says a new report to be published on Tuesday. The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), a policy group representing tech start-ups, warns that...

2017: What’s in store for Coadec?

From the whole team at Coadec, we hope you had a restful break and wish you the very best for 2017. At Coadec HQ, we have three core objectives for 2017: to build our nationwide startup community, increase our outputs of data-backed policy insights and ideas to...

Startup voices: Coadec visits Liverpool

Following trips to Brighton, Cardiff and Newcastle, next stop was Liverpool… to hear first-hand from startups on the ground.. Debbie Edwards is a founder on a mission: “to create a world where the skills, career choices and life aspirations of girls and women are...

CITY AM: Don’t blame businesses for hiring foreign staff

Home secretary Amber Rudd provoked outrage this week for suggesting that companies should list the number of foreign workers they employ. For many in the business community, it hit a raw nerve at a sensitive time. EU nationals that call the UK home and have set up...