Britain’s biggest tech trade body calls for digital economy priority

 
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THE UK’s largest technology trade association this morning launched a manifesto calling on the next government to better support the growth of the UK’s digital economy.

TechUK’s 24-point manifesto argues that the UK requires new leadership roles in government to promote technology, so-called smart migration policies to allow firms to tap into talent outside the UK, and digital inclusion to ensure everyone has basic online skills by 2020.

“This is about tackling the chal­lenges we all know about, repairing the economy and reducing long-term debt which are the big challenges, it’s also about increasing UK productivity… it’s clear that technology is the only way to do all of that,” TechUK chief executive Julian David told City A.M.

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