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The Economic Impact of Digital Inclusion 5 November 2012

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Demonstrating how to calculate the economic impact of digital inclusion to Governments. My speech at the European Congress for e-Inclusion, 5 November 2012.

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The Economic Impact of Digital Inclusion 5 November 2012

  1. 1. Europe’s Growth Strategy:Economic Impact of DigitalInclusion5 November 2012 Helen Milner CEO - Online Centres Foundation
  2. 2. 4,737,788,855Number of people in the world who have NEVER used the internet (February 2012)
  3. 3. Who is offline?(has NEVER used the internet – UK population)
  4. 4. 1m online for £30m: How have we* done? * UK online centres: April 2010 – July 2012 £156,864,800 1.634m saved in a year based on £8 saved per contacts contact shifted online shifted/mth 430,000 (3.8 per person JUST in contacts shift (43%) per month) moved online 1m people get online 1 April 2010 – 27 April 2012
  5. 5. Clive: Employment • Clive was made redundant at 56. He has now found work • One unemployed person costs the government £8,000 (€9,900) a year • 8% of 1m = 80,000 • 80,000 people @ £8,000 each = £640m (€800m)£640m (€800m)
  6. 6. Roger: Homelessness • Roger was homeless and is now working and helping others • Homelessness costs Government £26,000 (€32,400) a year • The support Roger has received and is giving = saving £750,000 (€936,000) (10 years of being homeless for Roger + 2 of his learners) • 2% of UK online centres’ users are homeless£750,000 (€936,000)
  7. 7. Norah: Health • Since getting online 78 year old Norah has lost weight and her diabetes has much improved • By getting online and reducing her symptoms, Norah alone will be saving the NHS £5,000 (€6,300) a year for the rest of her life • If just 1% of diabetes sufferers were similar to Norah, saving = £145m a year (€181m) • Norah has also improved to her£145m (€181m) arthritis and high blood pressurea year
  8. 8. Cheryl: Volunteering • Cheryl had been out of work for 15 years and she began learning at her local UK online centre • Since then, she has supported hundreds of people to do more online • Volunteering provides a value of £18 billion (€22.5bn) to the economy each year, each volunteer provides a value of c£1100 (€1370)£22m (€27,5m) • 20,000 volunteers in the UK onlinea year centres network who contribute £22m (€27,5m) a year
  9. 9. LOCAL + TECHNOLOGY + SCALE
  10. 10. Thank Youhelen.milner@ukonlinecentres.com@helenmilner on twitterSlideshare.net/helenmilnerwww.ukonlinecentres.com

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