The UK government has outlined how it plans to support the UK tech industry post-Brexit.
The Department for Media, Culture, and Sport published its Digital Strategy document on Wednesday as the UK prepares to exit the European Union.
The document includes plans to skill up 4 million people by 2020 with help from Google, Lloyds, and Barclays.
It also details how the government plans to create five international tech hubs in emerging markets. The tech hubs, based on the UK-Israel Tech Hub, are designed to help UK firms to expand into other geographies and form partnerships with local companies.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley said in a statement:
“The UK’s world-leading digital sectors are a major driver of growth and productivity, and we are determined to protect and strengthen them.
“This Digital Strategy sets a path to make Britain the best place to start and grow a digital business, trial a new technology, or undertake advanced research as part of the Government’s plan to build a modern, dynamic and global trading nation.
“To do that, we will work closely with businesses and others to make sure the benefits and opportunities are spread across the country so nobody is left behind.
“There should be no digital divide – every individual and every business should have the skills and confidence to make the most of digital technology and have easy access to high-quality internet wherever they live, work, travel or learn.”
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