Digital Economy Council

The Digital Economy Council, announced by the DCMS minister in March 2017[1]

members include TechUK, Google, Facebook, Cisco, Dotforge, Coadec, TV Squared, BT and Apple.[2]

The seven pillars of the Digital Strategy are:
  • Connectivity - building world-class digital infrastructure for the UK
  • Digital skills and inclusion - giving everyone access to the digital skills they need
  • The digital sectors - making the UK the best place to start and grow a digital business
  • The wider economy - helping every British business become a digital business
  • A safe and secure cyberspace - making the UK the safest place in the world to live and work online
  • Digital government - maintaining the UK government as a world leader in serving its citizens online
  • Data - unlocking the power of data in the UK economy and improving public confidence in its use


  1. Karen Bradley's UK Digital Strategy Speech, GOV.UK, 2017-03-01
  2. Powerful new forum to boost jobs and growth in UK digital economy, GOV.UK 2017-07-01