What impact will a Boris Johnson government have on technology? | Business


Boris Johnson has won the race to be Prime Minister but his policies for the tech sector remain unclear.

Johnson’s core objective will be to deliver Brexit, but his openness to leaving the EU without a deal has caused great concern in the UK’s startup scene, with fears centred on the loss of access to investment, the single market and tech talent.

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His leadership campaign offered few details on his IT strategy, beyond a pledge to roll out full fibre broadband across the UK by 2025, hope for technological solutions to the Irish border problem and calls for new income tax on tech giants.

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His stints as Mayor of London give a clearer indication of digital priorities, but his legacy in the capital is a mixed one.

We’ve taken a detailed look into his tech track record at our sister title Computerworld UK in an attempt to find out what a Boris Johnson government will mean for the tech sector.

Click here to read our full analysis of his policies and thoughts on what to expect from the new prime minister.





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