Chris Haley, executive director of policy and research at Nesta, comments on Tech Nation 2017:
“From data analysts in local councils to video games coders and machine learning startups, skilled workers underpin the UK’s digital technology sector, which in turn continues to bolster the wider economy.
"Talent continues to be a core concern, however. Equipping the future UK workforce with the skills that these businesses will need in the long-term should be a top priority. But in the meantime, Government must heed the calls from startups, scale-ups and established firms alike to ensure that the UK remains open to top, highly-skilled talent from around the world.”
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