Patrick Imbach, Head of KPMG's High Growth Technology Group, comments on the Chancellor’s Summer Budget 2015.
“Considering previous declarations of making the UK the ‘technology centre of Europe’, the Chancellor’s Summer Budget was surprisingly lacking in detail around how to support tech growth. The only new initiative that addressed this was the launch of six new Next Generation Digital Economy Centres around the country. This is a concept worthy of extension, as tech clusters such as those in Shoreditch, Cambridge and the Silicon Beach in Brighton have proven to be beneficial for start-ups as infrastructure and knowledge can be shared efficiently. Today’s announcement also marks a positive step in supporting tech start-ups beyond the South East, with Swansea, Newcastle, Nottingham, York and Bath all tipped for investment.”
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