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Digital Skills

From basic digital skills and in-work apprenticeships to executive training and formal education; the digital skills gap is recognised as holding back UK plc.

Nearly one in four of us have not kept pace and lack the basic digital skills to manage core tasks such as managing information, communicating online or making a transaction. Supporting the development of these skills is an issue for employers, educators and government if we are to fulfil our potential as one of the most digitally competitive nations.

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My plan to be a Digital Leader in 2017 – January

February 2017

It was Matt Hancock who said at the June 2016 National Digital Conference that “doing digital transformation is much harder than talking about it So in 2017 my New Year’s resolution is to digitally transform my home life. In January we parted company with the […]

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Today the Government published the long awaited digital strategy, as a Government Transformation Strategy. There’s some good stuff in here about breaking down silos and making sure Government services are integrated, and a brave introduction from Ben Gummer admitting that Government isn’t responsive: “To govern […]

Boosting UK Basic Digital Skills

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It’s 2017 – surely everyone has Basic Digital Skills now? It may be hard to believe, but there are still more than 12 million UK adults (nearly 25% of the population) who can’t use the internet effectively. This leaves them at significant risk of being […]

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