Closing the UK workforce digital skills gap: The 2024 plan for action and progress so far
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.
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.
can’t complete all the digital tasks essential for today’s workplace
are missing digital basics around safety, productivity and more
cannot complete any of the essential
digital work tasks