Report outlines potential benefits of digitalisation

Increased digitalisation could boost the Scottish economy by up to £13 billion according to a Deloitte report commissioned by the Scottish Futures Trust.

Highlighting the potential economic and social benefits of increased digitalisation, the report concludes that, if Scotland were to become a world leader in digitalisation, Scotland could see an increase in GDP of over £13 billion. This compares to an increase of £4 billion if Scotland were to experience only incremental improvements on current digitalisation rates by 2030.

Increased digitalisation and penetration across Scotland would also have a direct impact on improving productivity, business creation, jobs and earning levels, exports and tax revenues.

The report also assess a range of social benefits, focusing in particular on the impacts of digitalisation on health and education outcomes.

Read the full report at Increased Digitalisation to Boost the Economy.

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