Originally Appeared: City A.M. on November 21, 2019
It can sometimes be easy to forget that the internet plays a vital part of everyday life. It makes a substantial economic contribution to the UK, creating approximately 400,000 jobs, 80,000 businesses, and £45bn in gross value added to the UK’s GDP.
Most importantly, the internet improves people’s lives with products and services that make a difference. From answering a question in seconds or chatting to a loved one that lives on the other side of the country, the internet has created a boost to the UK economy and society not unlike the industrial revolution.