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Being active on the internet is worth more than £1,000 per year to consumers, a study has indicated.

Research commissioned by BT indicates the social value of using the web is £1,064, with benefits ranging from financial savings to increased confidence and improved employment opportunities.

BT said the accumulative benefits could be as high as £3,568 when also considering professional people’s ability to work remotely and access higher wages using IT skills at work.

The analysis - conducted by Just Economics - calculated the social return on investment in the Get IT Together programme is £3.70 for every £1 invested in digital skills.

BT’s Connected Society Director Anna Easton said the research reinforces the "critical role" the internet plays in society today.

"We will use these findings to help shape our future digital inclusion plans," she commented.

Ms Easton noted that 99 per cent of UK homes are within reach of a broadband connection, yet there are still more than six million people in the UK not online.

"This is something BT is passionate about addressing," she stated.

"We hope that by sharing this data and placing a value on the benefits of being online, more private, public and voluntary sector organisations will be encouraged to invest in digital inclusion."

"It’s only by working together that we will tackle this issue and ensure everyone who wants them has the tools and skills to realise the benefits of being online."

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