Policy report from the British House of Lords. This report was a call to action for the incoming Government in May 2015. Over the next two decades economists have estimated that 35% of current jobs in the UK could become automated. Digital technology is changing all lives, work, society and politics. It brings with it huge opportunities for the UK, but also significant risks. The report recommended that the new Government establishes a single and cohesive Digital Agenda. The potential value in doing so is significant; the Government estimated that the digital sector alone was worth an estimated £105 billion in gross value added to the UK in 2011. A report by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research in 2013, meanwhile, found that the size of the digital economy was almost double official estimates. Whatever the difficulties in quantifying the value, it is clear that digital is already a substantial driver for growth and will become much more so. Click here for further information
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