Britain's digital minister dismissed claims that the UK government is failing to support tech startups

Jan 9, 2017 · http://uk.businessinsider.com

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Matt Hancock, the digital minister of the UK, refused to accept that the UK government is failing to support tech startups to the same degree as governments in countries like France and the US.

His comments came after Gary Shapiro, organiser of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which took place in Las Vegas this week, described UK government support to tech firms as "an embarrassment."

Speaking to the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones, Hancock said Shapiro was wrong to make the claim.

When asked about the apparent lack of UK tech startups at CES, Hancock said: "I don’t think that's the case. There's British firms all over. In fact I've just been talking to some on the way up here and testing some fantastic new technologies."

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