1.6 Million UK Businesses Lack Basic Digital Skills

The Index, which uses Lloyds’ own Basic Digital Skills measure, looks at digital skills in five key areas: ‘managing information, transacting, communicating online, and using digital to problem solve and create content like adverts and promotional material’. According to the findings, 1.6 million businesses and 100,000 charities lack one or more of these skills areas. This is despite the potential benefits of digital competence, which the report lists as increased turnover, potentially saving a day a week through using technology effectively, and driving higher donations for digitally skilled charities.

More information can be found on the website of Lloyds Banking Group.