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Technology businesses are at the heart of the UK economy and are playing an important role in driving growth across the country, from financial services and high-value manufacturing to retail and agriculture. According to digital secretary Jeremy Wright, the UK is “Europe’s undisputed tech hub”. There was a slowdown in growth at the end of 2019 due to political uncertainty but Bernard Brown, the vice chair of KMPG UK, says “buoyant staff hiring and capital expenditure plans are still in place for 2019. This confidence is reflected in the statistic that almost 50% of UK tech firms intend to add jobs over the next year, whilst many traditional manufacturers are considering moving jobs offshore. This demonstrates the strength and resilience of the UK tech sector in the new digital economy.”

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