As part of Go ON UK’s commitment to collating an impartial, expert view of the nation’s digital status and developing a perspective on what’s best for British digital capability as a whole, we’ll regularly feature the latest insights and reports.
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Booz & Company, one of the world’s leading management-consulting firms, has worked with us to put together the case for universal digitisation of the UK. Read it now to discover the scale of our country’s missed digital opportunity.Download (Pdf 678kb)
The Booz & Company report uncovered a key finding: there’s a pressing need to increase digital usage to unlock the UK’s potential. How do we increase digital usage? By addressing the online skills gap. It’s simply the most powerful way to tap into the immense economic and social benefits for both individuals and organisations.
At Q3 2013, 43.8 million adults (86%) in the UK had used the Internet and 7.0 million adults (14%) had never used the Internet, falling by 616,000 adults since Q3 2012.Visit website
78% of the UK population is now online: does this herald the rise of a common Internet culture? The OxIS 2013 Report: Cultures of the Internet analyses ten years of Internet access, use and attitudes in Britain.Download
As part of the BBC's Media Literacy strategy, it commissioned Ipsos MORI to conduct some further analysis into the 2012 Digital Capabilities project, looking at the number of people in the UK who are under the basic digital skills threshold. This work found that the number of people who are currently below the digital skills threshold in the UK is 11m.Download
At Q2 2013, 43.6 million adults (86%) in the UK had used the Internet and 7.1 million adults (14%) had never used the Internet.Visit website
In 2013, 36 million adults (73%) in Great Britain accessed the Internet every day. Access to the Internet using a mobile phone more than doubled between 2010 and 2013, from 24% to 53%.Download
Between September 2012 and January 2013, Tinder Foundation ran the eReading Rooms pilot alongside the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to look at new models of community learning.
Qualitative research with new users of the internet at older ages, exploring the transition from never used to basic online competency.Visit website
At Q1 2013, 43.5 million adults (86%) in the UK had used the Internet; 7.1 million adults (14%) had never used the Internet.Visit website
In 18 months, the Go ON it's Liverpool campaign led to a 55% reduction in adults in the city who had never gone online.Visit website
Explores different options for future public investment in rural broadband in order to secure the best outcomes for remote communities.Visit website
In 2012, 33 million adults accessed the Internet every day, more than double the 2006 figure of 16 million, when directly comparable records began.Visit website
A study of digital maturity within Britain's businesses and charitiesDownload
Why developing Digital Champions systematically and sustainably is a highly appropriate approach to stimulating take up of online services and promoting confident and continued use of digital across society.Download
An independent review by Capgemini consultingDownload
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) was commissioned by the Champion for Digital Inclusion to prepare this report assessing the potential scale of the ‘digital dividend’ to the UK of achieving greater digital inclusion.Download