The economic impact of Digital Inclusion in the UK

Today in the UK, there are over eleven million people who lack the basic digital skills they need to
participate fully in our digital economy.

There is a clear digital divide in our nation, which is harming those who are left behind and holding our economy back. By 2028, we’ll be missing out on almost £22 billion of value as a direct result of digital exclusion. This is something we all have a stake in.

Good Things commissioned this research because the organisation wanted to understand both the scale of the challenge and what can be done and how the organisation can support the UK’s Online Centres to do to end it. The problem is a real and significant one – if nothing changes then more than 10% of British people will still be digitally excluded by 2028.

Our work at the UK’s Online Centre is crucial and IFB Gaming is one of the Health and Wellbeing Specialist for the network.

NHS recently reported (2021) that 60% of people who died from COVID-19 in 2020 have a disability and our work at the UK’s Online Centre manifests a correlation between this and digital inclusion.

But, at IFB Gaming’s Online Centre, we know that by working together we can bridge the digital divide so that we all benefit from digital.

Please read the full Digital Inclusion report on Good Things Foundation’s website.

Our impact on Southwark’s Brandon Estate