The Workforce Digital Skills Charter is a shared statement of ambition – a rallying cry for concerted and focused action to close the essential digital skills gap in the UK workforce.

The Charter breaks organisations out of silos, uniting us to build a future-fit, digitally confident workforce. It asks signatories to make a commitment to:

  1. Raise awareness of the workforce essential digital skill gap.
  2. Work together to supercharge action as part of a national change programme.
  3. Empower people of working age to build solid digital foundations.

This is an open invitation. Sign the Charter today and join a growing community of leading organisations driving change at scale and at pace.

What is the Workforce Digital Skills Charter?

The Workforce Digital Skills Charter is a shared statement of ambition designed to ensure upskilling the workforce in the essential digital skills is recognised as a critical part of the UK’s digital skills challenge. It provides a unified call to action for equipping all members of the workforce, paid or voluntary, with essential digital skills for present and future success.

Its primary goals are to raise awareness of current digital skill levels across the workforce, inspire organisations to take action, and underscore to policymakers the importance of this issue.

How do we sign?

Please let FutureDotNow know that you would like to be a signatory to the Charter by emailing Liz Williams ( FutureDotNow will follow up with a document for electronic signature, including authority to use your organisation logo on the public facing Charter. You should identify the appropriate person from your organisation with autonomy to confirm your signatory status.

Who has signed the Charter so far?

Current signatories:

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Are there formal ‘reporting’ requirements associated with being a Charter signatory?

Not at this stage. As a small charity, FutureDotNow does not have the resources to regularly audit compliance to the Charter. Signatories will be contacted once per year asking for a summary of how they are demonstrating the three areas of action in the Charter (raising awareness, working together, and empowering their workforce).There are no other formal compliance requirements; we believe that the organisations that sign will be passionate and committed to this important cause.

How and when will the Charter be launched?

The Charter was launched as part of the Workforce Digital Skills Summit taking place on Thursday 25 April at the Guildhall, London. In the Spring and Summer of 2024, there will be a programme of communications activity to promote the Charter and encourage more organisations to sign

Which organisations are behind the development of the Charter?

The Charter has been developed as part of  the 2024 delivery plan to close the workforce digital skill gap, coordinated by FutureDotNow. There are over 40 organisations actively involved with this national change programme to close the workforce digital skills gap, including: Accenture, The Alan Turing Institute, Amey, Barclays, BCS The Chartered Institute for IT, the Behavioural insights Team, BusinessLDN, the Cabinet Office, CAST, CIPD, Cisco, City and Guilds, the City of London, CompTIA, Cornwall Council, Cosmic, Deloitte, the Department for Education, the Department for Science, Technology and Innovation, the Department for Work and Pensions, Digital Boost, Dorset Council, Good Things Foundation, the Institute of Coding, ISS, Johnson Matthey, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Leeds City Council, Lloyds Banking Group, Marks and Spencer, Montfort Communications, Nationwide, NHS England, NHS Scotland, Nominet, Oliver Wyman, PwC, Tech London Advocates, techUK, UFI VocTech Trust, and Upskill Digital.

I have some other questions…

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