The Authorities has given out £2m to fund initiatives aiming to spice up productiveness and sort out late funds at present (11 October).
As much as half of the funding pot is there to encourage companies to make use of expertise which simplifies invoicing, fee and credit score administration, making certain they work as successfully as attainable. The funding is a part of the Authoritiess broad package deal of measures to finish the tradition of late funds.
This funding comes from the £9m Enterprise Fundamentals programme, which has been operating since 2018. To this point, 26 initiatives have been backed to run trials and develop concepts which encourage SMEs to make use of expertise and extra environment friendly administration practices.
The 12 winners of the second spherical have been introduced at present. They embody Cambridge Choose Enterprise College; the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council; Northumbria College; and Tenshi Consulting Ltd. Funding has been distributed to take a look at alternatives in on-line networking, gaming and progressive teaching strategies that enhance enterprise productiveness.
Small Enterprise Minister Kelly Tolhurst stated:
As a former small enterprise proprietor, I understand how vital it’s to harness expertise to make what you are promoting extra productive. That is why were awarding one other £2m from our Enterprise Fundamentals Fund and backing 12 extra thrilling new initiatives to develop their progressive concepts.
I’m significantly happy that we’re making as much as £1m obtainable to focus on the difficulty of late funds, which I do know can have an actual adverse impression on SMEs and their money movement. I look ahead to seeing the progressive concepts that this fund competitors produces.
Analysis exhibits that boosting productiveness may unlock £100bn for the financial system, and serving to small companies make higher use of expertise will allow them to grab the alternatives of scaling up in new markets after we depart the EU.
The third spherical of funding, value £2m, opened on 2 October 2019. You’ll be able to specific your curiosity within the funding till Wednesday four December.
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