This debate pack has been produced ahead of the Westminster Hall debate on 'The Future of the UK digital and tech industries' to be held on Wednesday 18th April at 2:30pm.

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Summary

  • The digital industry in the UK is accounts for around 4% of employment and 7% of economic output.
  • The whole of the digital sector employed 1.4 million people in 2015, 4.4% of all employment.
  • The largest sub-sector in the digital industries was the computer programming and related activities sector, which employed 665,000 people, 47% of all digital sector employees.
  • Economic output from the digital sector has grown considerably in recent years – between 2010 and 2015, the digital sector grew by 22%, whilst the whole UK economy grew by 17%.
  • The Government’s ambition “to create a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone” is set out in the Digital Strategy, published in March 2017
  • Commons Debate Pack CDP-2018-0096
  • Authors: Chris Rhodes, Georgina Hutton
  • Topics: Industry, Technology

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