We invest in initiatives designed to accelerate progress towards our digital impact and sustainability ambitions. Across the UK in 2019/20, our investments through cash, time volunteered and other in-kind contributions totalled £28.7 million, equivalent to 0.90% of the previous year’s adjusted profit before tax. Over the last five years, we have invested £164 million at an average of 0.98% of adjusted profit before tax.
Across England we are helping transform lives, connecting homes, businesses, families, individuals and ideas. We’re using our products and services to help even more people take advantage of an increasingly digital world. Access to the internet opens opportunities for better education, healthcare, jobs, economic growth and new ways of working. We’re helping to build an inclusive digital society to make sure no one is left behind. We have a big part to play in helping to build the infrastructure and skills needed to develop a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.