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Improved broadband coverage is needed to ensure the UK is Europe's leading location for start-up businesses.

This is according to The Startup Manifesto, which has been released by The Coalition for a Digital Economy. 

The document sets out what the next government should do to make sure Britain is an ideal place for new businesses to get started. 

It sets out 24 recommendations for how this can be achieved, one of which is improving super-fast broadband coverage.

Responding to the manifesto, minister of state at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills Matthew Hancock stated: "There's no doubt there is yet more to do and we will scour any proposals to make Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a business."

The state of business broadband in the UK has been widely criticised, with the Federation of Small Businesses claiming it is not "fit for purpose".