PICTFOR Report Shows Tech Community Is Making Significant Efforts to Combat Big Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

PICTFOR Report Shows Tech Community Is Making Significant Efforts to Combat Big Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

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LONDON, April 27, 2020

LONDON, April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As social distancing measures have changed the way the nation functions, experts across the internet, communications and tech sectors have been working with government to make sure the shift to virtual living is as smooth as possible, with no one being left behind.

The Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum (PICTFOR) is the All Party Parliamentary Group on tech – their new report entitled: How can the tech sector support SMEs, the nation, government and Parliament throughout the Covid-19 pandemic?, features contributions from BCS, BT, Ericsson, Facebook, Fujitsu, Good Things Foundation, Google, ICAEW, Internet Association, Nominet and TikTok and has been sent to government to feed into the help the national effort to support business throughout the pandemic. Additional contributions have also been made by Dell, Facebook, the Federation of Small Businesses, Lloyds Banking Group, McKesson UK, Nodes & Links, Renfrew Group and SAP.

Commenting on the report, PICTFOR's parliamentary officers said:

Commenting on their response to the call for evidence, industry said: 

A copy of the report can be found at: https://pictfor.org.uk/covid-19-stakeholder-report/

Notes to editors

PICTFOR as the APPG on tech has continued to provide a forum for discussion for its members, calling for collaboration between the tech sector and government to respond to the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Continuing to operate as a forum for discussion between Parliamentarians, industry, academics and other stakeholders on strategic issues facing the tech sector.

The Stakeholder Input Report is the first activity in a succession of projects through which PICTFOR will continue to facilitate the sectors response to COVID-19, including facilitating further discussions between Westminster and the internet, communications and technology sectors through virtual events.

The following organisations fed into the report:

PICTFOR members

And contributions from the following non-members

 

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