Closing the UK workplace digital skills gap: The 2024 delivery plan

During 2024, more than 40 cross-sector partners are working together to deliver specific action to close the workforce digital skills gap.

FutureDotNow has worked with partners in industry, government and civil society to develop the 2024 delivery plan to close the workforce digital skills gap, first launched in the Roadmap Update in January 2024.

Across three action areas (Strategy, Employer Action and Culture) and seven workstreams, it sets out specific and measurable goals for 2024, to be delivered across three sprints of activity. 

The delivery plan and these workstreams are now in progress, with dozens of cross- sector organisations working together to close the workforce digital skills gap. 

Sprint 1 of activity took place from January-March and Sprint 2 will run throughout June and July. You can find out about our achievements and ambitions for each of the action areas below.

If you’d like to find out more or get involved in any of the workstreams, register your interest today.

The delivery plan action areas:


Developing a shared national strategy to upskill millions of working age adults with Essential Digital Skills for Work.

Employer Action

Ensuring employers have the insight and tools required to understand the digital skills gap and upskill the workforce.


Understanding the cultural factors and motivational drivers for improving the digital skills of individuals and the workforce as a whole.


1. Shared statement of ambition

2. Future-fit work skills framework

3. Economic impact assessment of the workplace digital skills gap

4. Workforce digital skills recognised as a method of of delivering social impact


5. Help organisations understand digital skills levels in their workforce

6. Help organisations train the workforce in Essential Digital Skills


7. Motives and culture project scoping

Organisations participating in the 2024 delivery plan:

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