Consultation outcome

Information economy strategy: call for views and evidence

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Original consultation


Sought views and evidence on the government's proposed information economy strategy.

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Consultation description

The government published an Information Economy Strategy in June 2013. To help develop the strategy, we called for views and evidence from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), both technology based and otherwise. This is one of several ways that we are communicating with a wide range of information economy industry suppliers and users.

The term ‘information economy’ is broadly defined and does not encompass a single sector. For the purposes of this strategy, the working description of the information economy is ‘the part of the economy where digital technologies and information combine to drive productivity and create new growth opportunities across the whole economy’.

We asked for responses to this call for evidence between 7 February 2013 and 15 March 2013, and published a summary of responses.

For further information on particular aspects of this call for evidence, or the information economy strategy generally, contact us:

Information economy and the industrial strategy

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) Secretary of State Vince Cable announced the UK industrial strategy in September 2012. He set out his vision for the future of British industry and committed to a long term, strategic partnership between government and industry. The information economy is 1 of 11 sectors that are developing these partnerships.


Published 7 February 2013
Last updated 28 May 2013 + show all updates
  1. Added summary of responses document.
  2. First published.