Back in May, The House of Lords issued a call for digital action to the incoming Government, in order that the UK can aspire to be a digital leader on the European and world stages, stating that “the Government should act as the ‘conductor of the orchestra’ and play an enabling role, focused on business and education.”
A 144-page paper called “Make or Break: The UK's Digital Future” was issued to urge the incoming government to, among other things:
- make digital literacy a core subject at school, alongside English and Maths;
- view the internet as important as a utility, accessible to all; and
- put a single ‘Digital Agenda’ at the heart of Government.
Read the more digestible summary of conclusions and recommendations.
The report was based on these 1000+ pages of evidence and Chair of the House of Lords Digital Skills Committee Baroness Morgan summarises the report in the 5 minute video below.