There are still almost 16 million people in the UK who never or rarely use the internet. Post Office is taking an active role to help and encourage those people to improve their digital skills.
We’re proud to be a founding partner of Go ON UK, an organisation that aims to build on the work and programmes that were begun by Race Online 2012.
Go ON UK’s goal is to bring the benefits of the internet to every individual, organisation and community across the UK. Alongside partners and with the support of the Government, Go ON UK has pledged to help make the UK the world's most digitally capable nation in which everyone and every organisation is able to enjoy the social, economic and cultural benefits of the internet.
As a Go ON UK founder member we'll share our expertise, resources, reach and networks to raise awareness of the benefits of being online and put in place the practical steps needed to support those at risk of being left behind in an increasingly digital world.
UK facts and figures
- The average household could save up to £560 a year by shopping and paying bills online (Race Online 2012)
- 90% of jobs require basic internet skills (Nielsen Company 2009) and people with good ICT skills can earn up to 10% more than people without such skills (Centre for the Economics of Education, 2007)
- Being online can combat the social isolation and loneliness experienced by 3.1 million over 65 year olds who see a friend, relative or neighbour less than once a week (Participle.net)