Civica CEO: Levelling Up White Paper is ‘good news for the UK software sector’


    Wayne Story, Chief Executive of UK-based, global public sector software company Civica, has welcomed key measures outlined in the Government’s Levelling Up White Paper.

    The White Paper sets out a number of different strategies to help transform the UK by spreading opportunity and prosperity. 

    The paper lays out 12 national missions to be achieved by 2030. These missions include a large majority of the UK gaining access to 5G broadband and  illiteracy and innumeracy in primary school leavers effectively eliminated.

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    The white paper also sets out plans to boost pay, investment, productivity and improve public services.

    Reacting to the White Paper, Wayne Story, CEO at Civica,  said: “From increased regional R&D investment, to enhanced local skills provision, to transforming the approach to data and evaluation across Government, the Levelling Up White Paper is good news for the UK software sector. It offers the right mix of measures at the right time, ensuring our sector can continue to grow, innovate and attract international investment."

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    Welcoming the commitments on regional investment, Wayne also added:  “As the UK’s leading public sector software provider, employing people from Bristol to Dudley to Belfast, we know first-hand what the regions have to offer. In our Hubs across the country, Civica experts have developed the technologies which are transforming our vital public services, from local government to education to healthcare. The proposed new ‘Innovation Accelerators’ across the north of England and Scotland, backed by £100 million of new government funding, now offer exciting opportunities to unlock the innovative potential of every corner of the country, cementing the UK’s position as a global leader in science and technology”. 


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