The UK Government announces its plan to support digital Britain post-Brexit aimed at improving living standards and economic growth

Last week, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley MP, announced the Government's plans to support a digital Britain post-Brexit (click here to see the UK Digital Strategy). The strategy is aimed at improving living standards and economic growth by "increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country." While the various initiatives are encouraging, there are already criticisms emerging that they do not go far enough. With some reports suggesting that the UK is losing traction in FinTech following the Brexit referendum, and amid ongoing uncertainty as to Britain's future relationship with the EU, the strategy paper may not be sufficient to allay concerns. Moreover, while the principles behind the initiatives are well thought through, such as

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Amanda Hale, Nick Elverston, The UK Government announces its plan to support digital Britain post-Brexit aimed at improving living standards and economic growth, 1 March 2017, e-Competitions March 2017, Art. N° 99075

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