Jack Semple at EAMA reports that the Cabinet Office is promoting a new UK-wide online portal for accessing central government support, which it says will made it easier for firms to find and obtain grant support. The portal “could save [the taxpayer] up to £270 million through increased efficiency and preventing fraud”, it says.
Firms can also register for a weekly update through the “Find a grant” portal.
Use of the portal is being offered to local/regional and devolved governments, although there is no indication from central government at this stage as to the extent to which that offer will be taken up.
The news item can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-service-for-accessing-government-support-to-save-taxpayer-over-200-million and the link to the portal is at https://www.find-government-grants.service.gov.uk/ If this is of interest to you, we would welcome feedback in due course on your experience with the portal, which we can feed back to government. This should be sent to Jack Semple at EAMA ([email protected]) with a copy to Geoff Noon at MTA ([email protected]) if possible.