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3.10 Connecting to the digital market place

Why is it significant?

If UK businesses lag behind our competitors in adopting digital technology, they will be unable to take advantage of the opportunities provided by e-commerce and networking. 

How does the UK perform?

Overall the UK has the largest percentage of businesses connected to digital networks in comparison to its G7 competitors[1].  It has overtaken the US and Canada, whom it was behind last year.  Compared to 2000, there has been an increase in the number of UK businesses connected to digital networks across all sizes of firm (Chart 3.10).

[1] Unless otherwise stated, all results from the Benchmarking Studies have been weighted to reflect employee distribution. 

Last updated on 12 March 2002