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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Help to Grow Scheme

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Help to Grow Scheme

Tuesday 17 May 2022

Start times: 9.45am (private) 11.15am (public)


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Business Committee to examine how government can help firms embrace new technology  

The Government’s Help to Grow schemes will be examined by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee in a one-off session that will also look at the relationship between management skills and digital technologies with increased productivity. 

The session, on Tuesday 17 May from 11.15am, will see MPs question experts from LSE, Tech UK, the Association of Accounting Technicians, and the Federation of Small Business on the setbacks and successes of the state-subsidised Help to Grow Digital and Management Schemes. 

The Help to Grow: Management scheme offers small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) training, mentorship and networking opportunities. The Help to Grow: Digital scheme offers vouchers that could save SMEs up to £5,000 on buying new software to assist with bookkeeping and customer-relations management. 

Likely areas of questioning

The cross-party Committee is likely to ask witnesses about the level of take-up of the scheme, why UK companies have been slower than others to adopt new technology, and how those new technologies can cut companies’ carbon emissions. 

Meeting details

At 11.15am: Oral evidence
Work Help to Grow Scheme (Non-inquiry session)
Senior Policy Fellow at Centre for Economic Performance (London School of Economics)
Associate Director, Policy at techUK
Policy & Advocacy Chair at Federation of Small Businesses
Director of Professional Standards at Association of Accounting Technicians

hybrid meeting

Location

Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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