2.3 Connectivity
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 is well connected, with 85 per cent of firms having a website or making extensive use of email1. Within the G7, only Japan and the US have performed any better (chart 2.3). However, micro, small and medium sized firms have lost ground on their G7 neighbours, slipping to sixth in the ranking in each case.

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