The UK digital economy: how can the government support digital businesses?
- Published: 09 October 2015
Last month the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) Committee launched an inquiry into the UK’s digital economy. This is expected to explore the opportunities in the sector, which currently employs 1.5 million people in the UK. As a market-leading supplier of software and services, IDOX recognises the importance of technological innovation and on 8 October announced that it had acquired the UK trading arm of Reading Room Ltd. Reading Room, founded in 1996, is a digital consultancy business with a focus on delivering websites and digital services that enable its customers to make critical shifts into digital business and client engagement. It has an international reputation for its award winning and innovative approaches to strategic consultancy, design, and technical delivery.
In this article, Idox’s Steven McGinty looks at the remit of the government’s digital economy inquiry and why digital innovation will be key to the UK’s economic success in the future.