Bridging the Digital Divide

Bridging the Digital Divide calls on Government and other organisations to help the UK become the most digitally included nation in the world.

Join the campaign and tell us what action you’ll take to ensure we get 100% of the UK thriving in a digital world by 2028.

Today, 11.3 million adults in the UK still lack the essential digital skills that are necessary for life and work. And in ten years almost 7 million adults in the UK – 12% of the adult population - will still be left behind as a result of digital exclusion.

With more and more services moving to digital platforms to save money, the digital literacy needed to use these services is not keeping pace. Those without digital skills are likely to be the most vulnerable and excluded.

Providing everyone in the UK with the essential digital skills they need by 2028 will lead to a benefit of £15 for every £1 invested, and a net present value of £21.9 billion.

Although Government and other organisations are prioritising digital inclusion, we know more can be done, and more quickly, with greater commitment and by working in partnership across sectors.

That’s why we’re calling on Government and other organisations to commit helping us get everyone in the UK online by 2028 - in order to realise these £21.9 billion of benefits.

By working together, we can make the UK the first 100% digitally included nation in world.

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The stats

£141m in potential NHS savings through a fully digital nation

£313m in potential employment benefits through a fully digital nation

£1.5bn in corporate benefits through greater digital skills in the workforce.

 

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Our stories

| Blog
Our CEO Helen Milner discusses why you should join our Bridging the Digital Divide campaign
| Case Studies
Patrick was in a dark place, in debt and with worsening mental health but after finding support, he's now helping others.
| Case Studies
A man from Sheffield has been learning how to lose weight and manage his diabetes online.

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Tell us what action you’ll take to ensure we get 100% of the UK thriving in a digital world by 2028.