Jacqueline de Rojas CBE in conversation with Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer
techUK President Jacqueline de Rojas joined Chancellor Rishi Sunak to discuss how in the modern world ‘every job is a tech job’ and the need to demystify the industry to ensure everyone can see the opportunities of technology as open to them.
The UK tech sector in the 2020s
A profile of the UK’s tech sector and the benefits our sector and techUK’s members can bring to the UK in the 2020s
The Chancellor’s 2021 Spring Budget contains a number of very positive measures for the UK’s tech sector, including many that techUK has long been calling for.
Read techUK's submission to the Spring Budget outlining key asks to drive tech-led growth and a strong economic recovery.
The COVID-19 pandemic was a catalyst for digital adoption across the UK, and the recently announced ‘Help to Grow: Digital’ scheme will help SMEs to adopt digital technology, boost their productivity, and the overall economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Latest news and views on the UK digital economy
With a UK-EU trade deal agreed, what should we do next on UK tech?
Local Digital Capital describes the building blocks of strong technology ecosystems. High levels of local digital capital allow for the development of strong clusters that deliver growth and better digital services to communities across the UK.
Developing strong principles that support innovative regulation, will not just be good for UK tech, but also increase consumer welfare by allowing British consumers access to and the confidence to use the latest digital services.
While the UK government, the people and the businesses of this country are still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the immediate aftermath of the departure from the European Union, what would a successful Global Britain strategy be as we look ahead?
All techUK's work is led by our members - keep in touch or get involved by joining one of the programmes below.
techUK's policy and public affairs function makes the case to government and policymakers across Westminster, Whitehall, Brussels and the devolved nations on the most pressing issues facing businesses and the tech sector.
techUK’s Technology and Innovation Programme explores key transformative technologies driving the UK’s digital economy, society and Industry 4.0 including AI, digital identity, cloud, data analytics and emerging technologies such as quantum and RPA. By exploring the convergence of technologies and identifying opportunities to drive adoption and deployment and conducting horizon scanning to identify future technology trends it ensures techUK remains relevant as the technology industry evolves.
techUK brings together government, the regulator, telecom companies and its stakeholders around four themes; shared infrastructure, security and resilience, unlicensed spectrum and our 5G ecosystem. We do so to lower the cost to the sector of deployment, ensure confidence in networks, spur innovation and unlock value for all parties in 5G. This is delivered through a mix of thought leadership, multilateral engagement and ecosystem building.
The techUK Market Access Programme helps members understand, shape, and comply with the increasingly complex array of regulations and laws that underpin international trade. We work with government officials and legal experts to help members understand and shape policy around standards, technical regulations, sanctions, trade policy and export controls, subjects tech firms need to be on top of to trade internationally.
As Head of Policy Neil leads techUK's domestic policy development. He regularly engages with UK and Devolved Government Ministers, senior civil servants and Members of the UK’s Parliaments with the aim of supporting government and industry to work together to make the UK the best place to start, scale and develop technology companies.
Neil joined techUK in 2019 to lead on techUK’s engagement in the UK-EU Brexit trade deal negotiations, as well as leading on economic policy.
He has a background in the UK Parliament and in social research. Neil holds a masters degree in Comparative Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh and an undergraduate degree in International Politics from City, University of London.