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Autumn Budget 2017: Don’t forget ‘old-school’ Tech

AB17: Don’t forget ‘old-school’ Tech

Tudor Aw, UK Head of Tech sector at KPMG, comments on the tech announcements made in today’s Budget.

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Tudor Aw, UK Head of Tech comments that “The Chancellor has characterised today’s budget as one that is “fit for the future”. 

"In that context, it is hugely encouraging that the tech sector sits at the heart of that future.  Commitments to emerging technology such as 5G, AI and data science is to be applauded, but it is important that core technology businesses are not forgotten in the chase for the next shiny toy. 

"In particular, the UK has strengths in ‘old-school’ tech sub-sectors such as software, IT services and semi-conductor technology. 

"Tech investment should therefore be made in education, regulation, tax and other incentives to ensure our strength in the tech sector is broad based and not just those areas that sit at the top of the latest hype curve.”

 

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