Digital poverty - online call for evidence

Closed 15 Apr 2021

Opened 1 Mar 2021


Technological developments and digital services are transforming the way we live and work. However, digital poverty - the inability to use IT, either due to the lack of access to IT equipment, or the lack of digital skills - remains an issue for millions of people across the UK.

The LLEP (Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Ltd) is seeking to develop a fuller understanding of the impact of digital poverty across Leicester and Leicestershire to help inform future investments and to assist economic recovery.

Some national data on digital poverty already exists, but this needs to be supplemented with local data on where it exists.

We understand from partners and stakeholders - in particular Local Authorities - and education and skills providers that they may hold data pertinent to their local area. We would like to collate this data to enable an assessment of the level of digital poverty locally.

We are seeking views and evidence (where available) from local businesses, partner organisations, support agencies and members of the public (young people and adults of all ages) from across Leicester and Leicestershire.


  • All Areas


  • Third sector infrastructure groups
  • Businesses


  • Public participation
  • Business and enterprise
  • Corporate resources