Digital Skills APPG

First Registered: 31/07/2019 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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To provide a forum for parliamentarians, educators and employers to promote the importance of digital skills and to encourage a greater understanding of digital skills for personal, educational and career development.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Digital Skills

1. Digital qualifications: evaluation progress
13/01/2020 - Ofqual
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Found: Digital qualifications: evaluation progress Progress of Essential Digital Skills Qualifications

2. Research and analysis: Current and future demand for digital skills in the workplace
13/06/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: No Longer Optional: Employer Demand for Digital Skills June 2019 Burning Glass Technologies No

3. Research and analysis: Current and future demand for digital skills in the workplace
13/06/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Digital Skills and Inclusion Research Working Group Evidence Brief

4. Call for views on new digital Functional Skills qualifications
16/05/2019 - Department for Education
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Found: Call for views on new digital Functional Skills qualifications - GOV.UK

5. Policy paper: Connected Growth
05/04/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Connected Growth: Manual for Places Digital Skills Digital skills are critical across the majority of

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Recent Speeches related to Digital Skills

1. Digital Infrastructure, Connectivity and Accessibility
03/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: highlighted the urgency of achieving nationwide digital inclusion; notes that the Government’s decision - Speech Link

2. Digital Inclusion
23/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport whether digital inclusion is a priority for - Speech Link
2: since my introduction.Moving to the Answer, digital inclusion is a priority for this Government, since - Speech Link
3: noble friend for that Answer. During the original digital revolution, government and agencies made a lot - Speech Link

3. UK Digital and Tech Industries
18/04/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered the future of the UK digital and tech industries.It is a pleasure to - Speech Link
2: remarkable and commendable that 99.8% of all new digital firms are small and medium-sized enterprises, and - Speech Link
3: The latest European digital city index ranked London as No. 1 for supporting digital entrepreneurs. The - Speech Link

4. Digital Understanding
07/09/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: this House takes note of the case for improved digital understanding at all levels of United Kingdom society - Speech Link
2: great challenges we face. I am calling today for digital understanding to be improved everywhere because - Speech Link

5. Lifetime Skills Guarantee
02/12/2020 - Written Statements

1: The lifetime skills guarantee announced by the Prime Minister in September promises to help people - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Digital Skills
1. Skills Toolkit
asked by: Anneliese Dodds
19/10/2020
... how much money from the public purse has been spent on The Skills Toolkit online learning platform in each year since the beginning of that platform.

2. Skills Toolkit
asked by: Anneliese Dodds
05/10/2020
... how many people have (a) started and (b) completed courses available in The Skills Toolkit online learning platform since it was launched on 28 April 2020.

3. Skills Toolkit
asked by: Anneliese Dodds
05/10/2020
... (ii) digital skills and (iii) maths skills.

4. Skills Toolkit
asked by: Anneliese Dodds
03/02/2021
... how much money from the public purse has been allocated to The Skills Toolkit online learning platform in each year since its inception.

5. Skills Toolkit
asked by: Anneliese Dodds
03/02/2021
... how many people have (a) started and (b) completed courses available in The Skills Toolkit online learning platform since it was launched on 28 April 2020.

Latest Questions
12 Current APPG Officers
Damian Collins Portrait
Damian Collins
Officer
Conservative - Folkestone and Hythe
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Lucas Portrait
Lord Lucas
Officer
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
Lord Aberdare Portrait
Lord Aberdare
Officer
Crossbench - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 21st April 2021
Lord Hall of Birkenhead Portrait
Lord Hall of Birkenhead
Officer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Baroness Verma Portrait
Baroness Verma
Officer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Baroness Goudie Portrait
Baroness Goudie
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 21st April 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Julie Elliott MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7165.

Email: julie.elliott.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Gregor Dron, Connect, Third Floor, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP. Tel: 020 7592 9592

Email: DigitalSkillsAPPG@connectpa.co.uk

Secretariat:

Connect Communications acts as the group's secretariat. https://connectpa.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://connectpa.co.uk/digital-skills-appg/

Benefits in Kind
Date
28 Jan 2021
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Connect Communications is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: BT, Google, City and Guilds   From : 28/01/2021 To : 27/01/2022
Value
£16,501
Date
28 Jan 2020
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Connect Communications is paid by the following to act as the group's secretariat: BT, Google, City and Guilds, and the Education Technology Association   From : 28/01/2020 To : 27/01/2021
Value
£22,501
Date
17 Jul 2019
Source
Connect Communications
Description
Connect Communications is paid by BT, Google, City and Guilds, and the Education Technology Association to act as the group's secretariat   From : 17/07/2019 To : 16/07/2020
Value
£22,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Digital Skills APPG

Former APPG Officers
Nigel Huddleston Portrait
Nigel Huddleston
Officer
Conservative - Mid Worcestershire
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships