A report, by Regeneris Consulting, predicts that BT’s investment in high speed broadband in Wales is capable of contributing hundreds of millions of pounds to the nation’s economy.
The ‘Social Study 2012 – The Economic Impact of BT in the United Kingdom’ report analysed the contributions made by BT through the salaries and wages of employees and contractors. It showed that BT Wales is responsible for the employment of more than 3,500 people, provides work for a further 6,000 people through the company’s expenditure with businesses supplying its equipment and services, and spent £217 million with Welsh suppliers last year alone. BT Wales also committed almost £1.4 million to community, charity and voluntary programmes in Wales in 2010/11.
A full copy of the report can be found at http://www.btsocialstudy.co.uk/regions/wales/index.html