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16/08/2022 – Help to Grow: Digital Scheme update from BEIS

BEIS are delighted to let you know about some key improvements we have made to the Help to Grow: Digital scheme, which will enable even more firms to benefit. 

We have expanded eligibility for the Help to Grow: Digital scheme so that more businesses are able to take part by reducing the minimum number of employees the business must have from 5 to 1. This means the number of businesses able to apply is almost tripling in size, with up to 1.2 million UK businesses being eligible to access discounts worth up to £5,000 on approved software.

Alongside this, we also launched our expanded offer, adding e-Commerce software to support businesses to sell online and reach new markets. This includes helping them to manage their inventory, take payments and gather data and insights on customers’ needs. Businesses which adopt e-Commerce software see on average a 7.5% increase in employee sales over 3 years.  

Furthermore, the Help to Grow: Digital scheme will also support one-to-one advice for small and medium-size businesses on digital tech adoption. We have opened applications for advice platforms to partner with us from today with the aim of the service being in place for SMEs later this year.