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Today at Startup Coalition, we’ve launched our report outlining a blueprint for a consumer credit regime fit for the 21st century. Read the full report here. 50 years after the Crowther Review brought in the CCA, we’re calling on the Government to show leadership in ambitious reform that consumers and businesses need. The current regulatory regime […]
15.12.2023
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Today as part of the ClimateTech Policy Coalition, a group consisting of Startup Coalition, Tech Nation, techUK, Undaunted, Cleantech for UK and Tech Zero, we have launched our second report outlining low to no-cost steps for the government to unlock climate innovation across the UK. Read the full report here – and thank you to […]
27.11.2023
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Today we’ve published our latest paper on R&D Tax Credits. It warns that without changes, the Government’s plan for R&D tax credits will see many tech startups struggling to survive and many more looking to move abroad. Startups have told us that under current plans they could see an average drop of £100,000 per year. […]
14.11.2023
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Today with Onward and the TBI we’ve launched our AI Startup Roadmap – read the full report here. The report is authored by Kir Nuthi, Allan Nixon, and Benedict Macon-Cooney. If the UK Government succeeds in harnessing our AI sector, the benefits will be huge. Successfully unleashing AI could help us cure diseases, transform public […]
26.10.2023
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We have launched a report into the top 50 startup constituencies in the UK – find out where made the list here. This list is based on the number of active startups in each constituency – thank you again to Beauhurst for their data.   Key findings included: Eight of the top ten constituencies are […]
12.06.2023
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Today we have launched our latest paper on competition policy – which you can read here. When Coadec was founded in 2010, it was to support a growing ecosystem of businesses and innovators popping up around a small roundabout in Shoreditch, East London. Since that time, the tech startup community – not just in a […]
05.06.2023
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Coadec has launched its latest report on the Open Banking ecosystem in the UK. The report offers new analysis on the size of the UK Open Banking ecosystem, finding that the ecosystem is worth more than £4.1 billion in the UK, with Open Banking firms raising over £886 million in 2022 alone. Regulation has propelled […]
03.04.2023
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Today we are publishing our first report examining Wales’ startup ecosystem. The report uses in-depth interviews with startups to explore their experiences starting and scaling startups in Wales and what challenges they have faced.    The report identifies six central challenges for Welsh startups, including:   Investment: Startups wanted access to more diverse investment routes. […]
03.03.2023
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We’ve published the results of a survey of over 250 UK startup founders asking for their thoughts on the changes to R&D tax credits announced in the November 2022 budget, which we estimate will lose startups between 30% and 40% of what they currently receive under the scheme. Since these changes were announced, we’ve heard […]
01.03.2023
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The UK Government have been clear that they want the tech sector to be able to access the best talent worldwide, and has designed a visa system to make this work. There are now 10 visa routes open for talented people to make their careers in the UK and for startups to hire international talent. […]
16.01.2023
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Today we’re co-launching a report outlining 25 steps the government can take to support the growth of climate-tech entrepreneurs – you can read it here. We produced this in collaboration with Tech Nation, techUK and  the Centre for Climate Change Innovation (CCCI), following discussions with over 100 leading climate startups. This summer, we held a […]
22.12.2022
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Startups share the Government's goal of a safer internet. Today's founders have grown up in the shadow of the biggest social media platforms, and many startups were created explicitly because their creators wanted to offer...
02.09.2022
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Today Coadec and The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) publish a plan to enable tech startups to turbocharge the UK’s economy. Our new manifesto sets out the levers the new Prime Minister can pull to make this happen. They aren’t exhaustive – but they are critical.  Tech startups have been the British economic success story of the […]
25.08.2022
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Today, we have published a new report exploring the AI startup ecosystem. We look at what AI startups perceive as challenges to growth as well as what they want from future regulation. AI is set to be the definitive technology of the century, disrupting and reforming global economies. The UK already has an incredibly strong […]
07.07.2022
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As the world locked down in 2020, a vibrant and innovative e-commerce sector provided a lifeline for consumers and businesses confined to their homes. This accelerated a trend a long time in the making. While consumer demand for shopping online has grown, a vibrant ecosystem of online retailers, logistics providers and value add services firms […]
16.05.2022
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Today we have published a new report: The Gig Economy: A Model for Work in the 21st Century. Over the past few years, waves of gig economy startups have radically expanded people’s options, with platforms bringing more competition and choice to everything from private cheffing to accounting to physical therapy. Gig platforms enable people to […]
09.05.2022
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Over the past year, following input from start-ups, investors, local government policymakers and other members of the tech community, we’ve been exploring how local government can help to create a supportive environment for tech clusters to grow and scale. And now we’ve launched our guide for local government policymakers on how they can encourage the […]
04.04.2022
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Today – we’re publishing a new paper exploring the critical importance of intermediary liability protections and the likely catastrophic impact of changes to them. You can read our report in full here. The upcoming Online Safety Bill threatens to rewrite rules around when digital firms are liable for the actions of individual users. But these […]
18.02.2022
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