A survey of over 4,000 people by Go.On UK, a charity set up to promote digital skills, reports that a million small businesses in the UK do not have the skills to prosper in the digital era.
The charity has produced a heatmap, pinpointing the areas where some 12 million people and a million businesses are most likely to miss out on the digital revolution.
In Wales over a third of the population do not have the five basic digital skills – the ability to manage information, communicate, make payments, solve problems, and create online content. London, Scotland and East Anglia have over 80% of people having those skills. But the UK as a whole is a little below the OECD average and well behind countries like Finland, the Netherlands and Japan.
The map shows Brighton & Hove as being one of the least likely places in the UK for people to have poor digital skills.
Men are less likely to be digitally disadvantaged than women, with 80% having the necessary skills as compared to 74% of women.
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