The advantages of being online are many and varied and we think the good far outweighs the not so good

By shopping online, the average household can save over £700 a year by switching energy providers, getting access to better deals, joining savings clubs, getting last minute offers, better insurance deals and of course banking smarter too

By having the right access to the correct device and affordable, constant connectivity (broadband) at home the average school pupil grades are increased by an estimated 2 grades, taking what would have been an old grade D to a C or better or in new terms a 3 to a 5

Accessing online banking helps people manage their finances much better from their homes rather than having to constantly check at the cash machine or in the bank itself which all helps with weekly and monthly planning

Socially being online helps people communicate with friends and family remotely and Covid 19 has highlighted this much more than ever before Our basic need to see and speak to one another is part of who we are as human beings and the connected world allows us to do exactly that, communicate

Be that around the corner or on the other side of the world being online enables everyone to see their friends and loved ones whenever they want too

Digital Inclusion = social, financial, educational & personal wellbeing