Dominic Harvey: The government’s Autumn budget signalled a real step change for the tech industry.
The move to create a new National Centre for Computing and triple the number of computer science teachers represents significant progress – especially considering recent findings that more than half of England’s secondary schools did not offer GCSE computer science in 2015-16.
Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s words are music to the ears of an industry crying out for change.
Shortly before the Budget, at CWJobs we commissioned a wide-reaching survey of tech employers, 94 per cent of whom said the industry is facing a skills shortage.
More worrying still was…