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techUK responds to the surprising General Election result while there’s plenty to glean from the limited ministerial reshuffle. Meanwhile, tech leaders raise concern at restrictions to international talent and the Mayor of London sets his vision for London as the world’s leading smart city. All this and more in your weekly tech policy fix.

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Top Tech Policy News

techUK says digital success must be priority for new Parliament (IT Pro)
Responding to the General Election, techUK CEO calls for the new Parliament to deliver on Brexit and create a modern, and dynamic digital economy.

Plenty to be gleaned from limited ministerial reshuffle (Telegraph)
Tech ministers reappointed while new Immigration Minister attends Cabinet as minority Government leads to limited changes.

Access to talent remains top concern for tech leaders (City AM)
New research for London Tech Week shows 74% of London tech professionals fear restrictions on access to world's best tech talent.

Mayor of London wants capital to be world-leading smart city (City AM)
Sadiq Khan kicks off London Tech Week and states ambitions of harnessing new technologies to transform London.

techUK Action & Reaction

What does the general election mean for tech? (techUK)
From Brexit to emboldened backbenchers, techUK's Head of Public Affairs Tom Morrison-Bell gives the lowdown on what the election may mean for UK tech.

UK needs to be at forefront of countries inventing the future (techUK)
Responding to the General Election result, techUK CEO says the new Government must enable the economy to adapt and people to flourish.

techUK is out and about at London Tech Week (techUK)
This year techUK is involved in a host of events where our team will be chairing, speaking and attending. Check out our round-up of events not to miss.

Digital must be at forefront of energy revolution (Engerati)
techUK's Programme Manager Craig Melson sets out how tech can help transform both supply and demand sides of the UK’s energy system.

More News & Comment

The Power of False Narrative around the Future of Work (Medium)

Theresa May to discuss online extremism with French President (Guardian)

Why breaking encryption to combat terrorism carries risks (FT £)

Upcoming Events - View full events calendar

June 14 - The Real Living Wage in Tech - London Tech Week Event with Deputy Mayor Rajesh Agrewal

June 16 - What does the new Government mean for tech? techUK post-election briefing

June 23 - Future of Work | Productivity, jobs, human capital and a changing labour market

July 19 - *RESCHEDULED* techUK Annual Dinner

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