All-Party Parliamentary Group on
The purpose of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Digital Skills is to provide a forum for parliamentarians, educators and employers to promote the importance of digital skills and to encourage a greater understanding of digital skills for personal, educational and career development.
About the Group
The key objectives of the Group will be to:
Raise awareness to parliamentarians and policymakers that digital skills are vital to the UK economy;
Communicate the urgency of upskilling the population in digital skills and the importance of improving digital skills to enhance the UK’s productivity, competitiveness and social mobility;
Work with MPs to champion digital skills in communities, education and the workplace.
Chair: Chris Green MP
The APPG is chaired by Chris Green MP, Conservative MP for Bolton West
The qualifying officers for the APPG are:
Jonathan Gullis MP (Vice Chair)
Baroness Neville-Jones (Vice Chair)
Lord Goddard of Stockport (Vice Chair)
Lord Mair (Vice Chair)
Lord Inglewood (Vice Chair)
Siobhain McDonagh MP (Officer)
Damian Collins MP (Officer)
Miriam Cates MP (Officer)
Owen Thompson MP (Officer)
Lord Knight of Weymouth (Officer)
Baroness Verma (Officer)
Lord Lucas (Officer)
Lord Aberdare (Officer)
Lord Hall of Birkenhead (Officer)
Baroness Goudie (Officer)
The group is sponsored by BT, City and Guilds, and Google, who are passionate about driving the agenda forward
Digital Skills APPG launches 2023 report: Better Connected – Digital Britain by 2030
The digital world is exciting, fast-paced and developing at a rapid speed. Digital skills will play a huge role in what our future will look like, both in terms of our personal and professional lives, and people must have the skills and the confidence to transition to the requirements of our digital future.
How we support everybody, regardless of their current levels of skills or experience in using new technology and digital solutions will be critical in ensuring that nobody is left behind as the world rapidly changes.
In our recommendations, the APPG for Digital Skills looks forward to supporting a bright digital future for everyone, championing inclusivity and reflecting the rich diversity of circumstance, age and background in our country. With joined up thinking and creative decision-making, we believe that everybody can develop their digital skills necessary to flourish in the 21st century, post pandemic United Kingdom and stay ahead of the fast-paced and exciting change we are seeing in the world around us.
Chris Green MP
May 2023 – Maintaining Digital as a priority within Department of Science, Innovation and Technology
July 2023 – The Impact of Intuitive AI on Digital Skills and society
October 2023 – Empowering UK Healthcare through Digital Innovation
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Contact the group
Chair: Chris Green MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 8685. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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