UK Government

Government & Public Sector

What the 2023 Spring Budget means for UK tech

UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt today announced his 2023 Spring Budget, which included R&D funding and governmental investment in quantum

Emerging Technology & Innovation

UK Government announce 10-year quantum funding scheme worth £2.5bn

A decade-long programme has been launched by the UK Government, entailing £2.5bn in funding towards quantum computing initiatives

AI & Machine Learning

UK government to invest £250m into AI

Rishi Sunak believes AI is having as big an effect as the Industrial Revolution

AI & Machine Learning

Tony Blair and tech chiefs call for ‘sovereign AI’ to rival ChatGPT

Former Prime Minister Sir Tony Blair and AI stakeholders have argued a case for implementation of ‘sovereign AI' for public service operations

AI & Machine Learning

AI chatbots to be subject to UK Online Safety Bill

A DCMS minister has revealed that AI chatbots will need to adhere to the UK Online Safety Bill, which is being drafted in parliament

Government & Public Sector

UK semiconductor strategy delay criticised by MPs

A committee of MPs has referred to the UK government's delay in publishing a national semiconductor strategy as an "act of self harm"

Major Contracts

Tech Nation to cease operations, following DCMS contract end

Following a decade serving as the UK government-backed tech ecosystem for scale-ups, Tech Nation's contract will end on the 31st March


Tech leaders call on UK government to deliver semiconductor strategy

In a letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, tech leaders have asked the government to prepare and publish the UK’s semiconductor strategy as a matter of urgency

Major Contracts

Barclays Eagle Labs awarded Digital Growth Grant to aid regional innovation

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has awarded its £12.09m Digital Growth Grant to Barclays Eagle Labs, to help boost growth of UK tech start-ups and scale-ups

Releases & Updates

Tech startups appeal against cuts to R&D tax credits

AI & Machine Learning

£1.5m AI scheme launched by UK government to tackle carbon emissions


Tech sector outlook going to worsen, say one third of techUK members