The government will launch a new UK-wide management programme, called Help to Grow, for 30,000 SMEs over three years.
It will be delivered through business schools with mentoring from professionals. It will run over 12 weeks with 90% of the costs subsidised by the government.
Another UK-wide scheme will also launch in December 2021 to help 100,000 SMEs to use software to improve productivity. It will offer a voucher covering up to half of the costs of approved software up to a maximum of £5,000, and free impartial advice, delivered through an online platform.