Broadband Voucher Scheme/Super Connected Cities (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4587
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In MQ answer 2014/4000 you state that 2,705 registrations for broadband vouchers have been received with the total number of vouchers being issued at 1,425. Why were 1,280 applications not successful?

Answer

Answer for Broadband Voucher Scheme/Super Connected Cities (2)

Answer for Broadband Voucher Scheme/Super Connected Cities (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

At any given time, there are number of received applications which are either in progress or on hold. This is often because the application is incomplete, awaiting all necessary information to be inputted before it can be reviewed and ultimately approved. The SSCP team is working hard to support all applicants to successfully progress to having a voucher issued.

To date, only 271 SME applications have either been withdrawn by the applicant or rejected because the eligibility criteria was not met.

We now have 2,920 total voucher registrations for London with 1,840 vouchers issued.