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- The Centre for Economics and Business Research estimates that the UK will miss out on £28bn of value as a direct result of digital exclusion, holding people back from careers and their ability to fully participate in our society. (Source: CEBR)
- The demographics least likely to have internet access are the older population aged 65 and over (18% without access) and lower income households (11%) (Source: Ofcom)
- 4% of children rely solely on a mobile connection for homework (Source: Ofcom)
- 40% of over 65s don’t feel confident using a tablet or a smart phone (Source: Age UK)
- Amongst older people, the top three barriers cited which stop them from using the internet are: a lack of digital skills, lack of trust in the internet, and not having access to equipment and broadband. (Source: Age UK, 2021)
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