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Millions under lockdown on wrong side of digital divide

Research by the University of Liverpool’s Professor Simeon Yates, on behalf of Good Things Foundation, reveals that millions of people are facing tougher regional lockdowns on the wrong side of the digital divide.

Approximately nine million people across the UK are still unable to fully use the internet (source: Lloyds Consumer Digital Index 2020), and it’s those in the Midlands and North of England who will continue to be most affected – leaving them isolated, cut off from essential support, experiencing deteriorating mental health, and financially worse off.