Millions in UK lack basic online skills

2012-11-08 19:01

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Cape Town – About 16 million people in the UK lack basic online skills, a survey suggests.

The report, conducted by consultancy firm Booz & Company, defines basic skills as using a search engine, sending and receiving e-mails, completing online applications and accessing information online.

The organisation aims to do more to improve digital literacy in the UK.

It will start by looking at how to improve skills in the workplace.

The report estimates that only one third of small and medium-sized companies in the UK have a digital presence and only 14% sell their products and services online, missing out on the potential for billions of pounds more revenue.

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