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2016 Budget announcements on data science, autonomous vehicles and 5G

Julian David responds to Chancellor George Osborne's eighth budget 

Responding to the budget, Julian David, CEO of techUK, commented:

“The budget included a number of announcements that will be welcomed by the UK tech sector.

“The Chancellor’s commitment to adopt all recommendations made by Professor Sir Charles Bean is positive recognition of the importance of the digital industry to the UK economy. Investment of £10m in a new hub for data science will help the public and private sector make better use of data, which has the potential to reduce cost and improve public services.

“5G represents the next stage of mobile development and will play a key role in future connectivity for people and businesses. The UK has the opportunity to be a world leader in the development of 5G, and the tech community will be keen to contribute to the National Infrastructure Commission’s assessment of how this can be achieved.

“techUK members will be excited to see the government’s ambition for the UK to be at the forefront of the development of autonomous vehicles, alongside support for the sharing economy.”

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