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Digital Skills for the UK Economy

Morrison, Ciarán and Rooney, Laura (2017) Digital Skills for the UK Economy. [Report]

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The UK's digital economy is growing, 2013 saw 53% more companies form compared to 2010. It was estimated that the digital economy's gross added value was 6% of the total UK economy. The increasing rate of technological innovations requires the UK's workforce to be able to continually improve their skills to prepare them for emerging roles in their individual fields. The increasing demand for digitally skilled employees and the "move to 'Digital by Default' online government services implies directly that citizens should have, by 'default', a set of digital skills to enable them to access these services" (page 12). However, it is important to remember that the digital skills of ‘innovators’ need to be improved, and not just those of the 'user'.