We launched Tech4Families phase two in Great Yarmouth and Lincolnshire Coast, hosting events where we presented local families with laptops.
It’s positive to see a cross-ministerial committee but more must be done to demonstrate that digital inclusion is a government priority.
Cost of living challenges have made a bad situation worse for people who struggle to afford internet access.
The House of Lords Communications and Digital Committee commissioned an inquiry into digital exclusion which showed rather than an ever more connected Britain, the cost of living crisis is driving people offline.
It’s critical to ensure that everyone is given the opportunity to build these skills considering how critical they are to both life and work.
Earlier in the year, Thomas Lowe, DPA Head of Policy and Communications, gave evidence to the House of Lords.
A landmark strategy to end digital poverty by 2030, launching at a community event in Leeds.
Everyone should have the access they need to get online, in a way that works for them. And it’s vital that we celebrate the achievements of those working hard to make that a reality.
Digital poverty continues to disproportionately impact women, as the care givers to their families, and more likely to be in low income roles.
New research conducted by Currys, DPA and YouGov has revealed that 1 in 3 (36%) UK adults have cut back their spending on key digital access.
Mrs Truss has been vocal about how she plans to deal with the cost of living crisis, yet there remains minimal uptake on measures to tackle digital poverty. So, our question to the new Prime Minister is – are you up for it?