Skip to main content
Shaping Europe’s digital future logo

United Kingdom in the Digital Economy and Society Index

Find here the most recent analysis and data for digitisation in the UK, covering topics such as connectivity, digital skills, egovernment, and more.

2020 publications

Digital Economy and Society Index 2020 (DESI) reports are based on 2019 data. The United Kingdom is still included in the 2020 DESI.

Download the results of Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI):  

2019 publications

2018 publications

Europe's Digital Progress Report 2017 (New)

The EDPR report combines the quantitative evidence from DESI (Digital Economy and Society Index) with country-specific policy insights, allowing us to keep track of the progress made in terms of digitalisation by each Member State and providing an important feedback loop for policy-making at EU level.

EDPR profile of the UK: Download PDF (EN)

EDPR telecom factsheets: Download PDF (EN)

Digital Economy and Society Index 2017

The United Kingdom ranks 7th in DESI 2017. While its ranking decreased somewhat over 2016, its score increased due to an improved performance in all domains. In particular, important improvements have been made in NGA subscriptions (Connectivity), internet use (Human Capital), and Open Data (Digital Public Services). Conversely, use of Electronic Information Sharing, RFID and eInvoices (Integration of Digital Technologies) remains very low.

DESI profile of the UK: Download full profile PDF (EN)

2016 publications

Download the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) country profile as a pdf (EN)

Download country's main indicators as a powerpoint presentation (EN)

Download the European Digital Progress Report (EDPR*) country report as a pdf (EN)

Download the EDPR telecom factsheets as a pdf (EN)

*The EDPR report combines the quantitative evidence from DESI (Digital Economy and Society Index) with country-specific policy insights, allowing us to keep track of the progress made in terms of digitalisation by each Member State and providing an important feedback loop for policy-making at EU level.

Related Content

Big Picture

The Digital Economy and Society Index — Countries' performance in digitisation

These reports present data from EU countries in areas such as connectivity, digital skills, digital public services, and more.

See Also