UK, US, and EU internet access statistics show over 95%, 93% and 90% of individuals online respectively. Yet during the Covid-19 pandemic, many children missed out on essential schooling, and people struggled to access government assistance as services shifted online. At first the co-existence of near universal connectivity and [...]
Against the backdrop of the UK’s biggest cost of living increase in decades, this report explores experiences and drivers of digital poverty in the UK, looking in particular at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It shows the importance of a dual conception of digital poverty: both as the [...]
As every aspect of life – from job seeking to health care – moves online, digital connectivity is a daily necessity, not a luxury. Against the backdrop of the UK’s worst cost of living crisis in 40 years, discussions about fuel and food poverty are now joined by a [...]
This related project investigates how existing inequalities were amplified by the digitisation of job seeking and access to benefits during COVID-19. Funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (University of Sussex).