We are uniting business to tackle the essential digital skills gap in the UK workforce.

Closing the UK workforce digital skills gap: The 2024 plan for action and progress so far

This report provides an update on progress against the Digital Skills Roadmap, including the plan for action in 2024 and details on the progress made in 2023.

Developed with key partners from across industry, government and civil society, it takes the recommendations in the roadmap to the next level of detail, laying out priority outcomes for the next 12 months and the activity to achieve them.

Our membership represents millions

Our coalition is made up of more than 230 cross-sector organisations, including:

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What we do

FutureDotNow is a coalition of industry leaders focused on closing the digital skills gap for working age adults. We’re coordinating industry action to equip people across the UK with the Essential Digital Skills (EDS) they need to thrive in work and prepare for our digital future.

Creating the impetus for change

We help businesses understand that a significant amount of the workforce do not have the digital basics they need for the workplace. We empower industry leaders to take action and drive change.

Helping industry make it happen

Our coalition cuts across all UK industry sectors and business size. We help our members develop and share best practice, so every working-age adult can thrive in our increasingly digital world.

Building a movement

We bring together organisations that want to collaborate on digitally upskilling working-age adults. Our members’ employees, customers and supply chains give us a reach of millions.

The scale of the problem

The Essential Digital Skills gap in the UK workplace is holding us all back. It threatens personal prosperity, and is damaging the UK’s productivity and competitiveness. Millions are in a ‘hidden middle’, without the skills need to thrive today and prepare for our digital future.

working-age adults

can’t complete all the digital tasks essential for today’s workplace


working-age adults

are missing digital basics around safety, productivity and more

working-age adults

cannot complete any of the essential
digital work tasks