Essential Guide

Brexit and the UK technology sector - read our analysis of the implications

Introduction

The UK IT community, users and suppliers, reacted with alarm, fortified by some pragmatism, to the majority decision of the British people to leave the European Union (EU), in the Referendum of 23 June 2016.

The full implications are only starting to emerge, but in the immediate aftermath Computer Weekly talked to experts across the country to understand the potential impact that Brexit may have for IT suppliers, IT professionals and IT jobs.

In this guide, we round-up all our coverage to offer the best advice available to the UK's technology sector.

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What Brexit means to UK IT

We assess the tech fall-out from the UK's historic vote to leave the EU

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UK IT community rocked but keeping calm in face of Brexit

The UK IT sector reacts with alarm, tempered by a calm pragmatism, to the British Referendum verdict to leave the European Union. Reporting by the Computer Weekly team Continue Reading

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Brexit: CIO strategy following currency and market turmoil

Industry watchers expect sterling’s position to remain weak against the US dollar, prompting speculation that US IT suppliers may increase prices Continue Reading

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Greater focus on UK tech talent essential in face of Brexit

The UK is already suffering from an IT skills crisis, so how will leaving the European Union affect tech jobs now and in the future? Continue Reading

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Banking IT community faces uncertain Brexit future

The financial services IT community faces a period of uncertainty as finance firms reassess plans following the EU referendum result Continue Reading

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Brexit: GDS boss urges civil servants to keep calm and carry on

GDS boss Stephen Foreshew-Cain has told civil servants to continue with their work “calmly and proudly” in the face of Brexit Continue Reading

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After Brexit, we have a legacy government - so let's build a new one based on digital technology

Nobody today has the faintest idea what our government is going to look like or how it will work in a post-Brexit world. We are at least two years, possibly more, away from a settled policy ... Continue Reading

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Brexit and technology: How network effects will damage UK IT industry

Although largely ignored in the Brexit debate, network effects will damage the UK's high-tech industry if Britain leaves Europe Continue Reading

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Uncertainty ahead for government IT following Brexit

Uncertainty, funding issues and potential changes to procurement lie ahead as the UK prepares to negotiate its Brexit deal, but suppliers remain cautiously optimistic Continue Reading

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Brexit: GDS boss urges civil servants to keep calm and carry on

GDS boss Stephen Foreshew-Cain has told civil servants to continue with their work “calmly and proudly” in the face of Brexit Continue Reading

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Brexit silver linings exist for UK technology - but they are hard to find

If there’s one thing you can credit the UK tech sector for, it’s a generally long-term view of the future. In this time of huge Brexit uncertainty, that pragmatism is perhaps the main cause for ... Continue Reading

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Brexit: Information security professionals not too concerned

Brexit will present some cyber security challenges – but it will be largely business as usual, say information security professionals Continue Reading

Opinion

Don’t think that Brexit will save you from the EU data protection rules

The EU General Data Protection Regulation will still apply to UK companies dealing with the EU, regardless of whether the UK remains in the union Continue Reading

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Why leaving EU would be disastrous for UK digital scene

Startups and government minister discuss the risks that leaving the EU would bring to the UK IT industry Continue Reading

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London tech firms voice EU exit concerns

A growing number of voices in the IT community are warning against Britain leaving the EU Continue Reading

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Brexit could affect talent pipeline for games industry

The gaming industry holds concerns that leaving the European Union will affect access to games development talent Continue Reading

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What does a Brexit mean for the IT industry?

Do IT businesses believe it is in their best interests to leave or stay? Billy McInnes explores the possible ramifications of a Brexit Continue Reading

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Broadband must not be forgotten after Brexit

In the wake of last week's vote to leave the European Union (EU), if we are indeed going to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty later in the year - and despite the lingering hope that there ... Continue Reading

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What does the IT sector think of the UK potentially leaving the EU?

The referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union is fast approaching and the country’s IT sector is taking sides Continue Reading

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UK outsourcing sector wants to remain in a reformed EU

A survey of UK outsourcing companies reveals that three quarters of all respondents want to remain in a reformed European Union (EU) Continue Reading

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CIO interview: Why Europe matters to Ben Booth

Ben Booth has headed several European IT departments in his career, and he feels that remaining in the European Union (EU) is good for the UK and good for IT Continue Reading

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Brexit and broadband: Boom or bust for UK infrastructure?

As the campaigns to remain in and leave the European Union ramp up their rhetoric in the last days of the drawn-out campaign, what is the possible impact of a Brexit on the national broadband roll-out? Continue Reading

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Microsoft UK boss makes the case for Europe

Microsoft's UK boss has sent a letter to staff outlining why the firm believes the country is better off remaining in the EU Continue Reading

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Two-thirds of IT and telco firms not ready for Brexit

Only 35% of the European IT firms and telcos have developed a clear plan for dealing with the impact of a Brexit vote, a study shows Continue Reading

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Brexit: Tech world expresses fears over skills and instability

In the wake of the decision by British voters to leave the EU the reaction from the channel has focused on worries about skills and stability Continue Reading

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Brexit will make UK more vulnerable to cyber attack, say security pros

A third of security professionals are concerned that a Brexit vote will hamper cyber threat intelligence sharing with EU states Continue Reading

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What effect will Brexit have on the ICT industries and professions?

The effect of Brexit will depend partly on how well we exploit the opportunities offered, including to help bring about reform of the European Union after an amicable separation as opposed to a ... Continue Reading

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To Brexit or not to Brexit: That is the question

From taxation to trading, Adam Bernstein takes a look at what a Brexit really means for the IT industry Continue Reading

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Remaining in the EU is essential if the UK wants to be a global technology leader

Here at Computer Weekly, we want what’s best for the UK tech sector and the people who work there – that’s why we believe that remaining in the European Union (EU) is vital at such a critical time ... Continue Reading

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Tech staff leaning towards a remain vote

The majority of tech staff want to stay in the EU but there are those in the channel keen to see a Leave victory later this week Continue Reading

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IT market backs remain with a month to go

Those in the IT world that have stuck their necks out and revealed which way they will vote are backing EU membership Continue Reading

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