UK government seeks ideas for new digital strategy

Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey

The UK government has called on the public and industry to share idea about how the UK’s ‘digital revolution’ can be taken “to the next stage.”

Digital economy minister Ed Vaizey issued the call for feedback ahead of the launch of a new five-year Digital Strategy for the UK early this year.

“Every part of the UK economy and our lives has been digitised – from how we shop and entertain ourselves to the way we travel to work and manage our health,” said Viazey.

“This digital fever exploded from the cluster in east London, and has spread to every part of the country, making the UK truly a ‘Tech Nation’.

“But we need to work hard to make sure we continue to take advantage of the benefits digital transformation has to offer. Come 2020, undoubtedly the UK landscape will have changed to be firmly in the digital age. But how do you want to shape that?”

The government said it is looking at a wide range of ideas spanning health, education, driverless cars and deliveries by drone.