SME Broadband Voucher Scheme (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5122
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Is the considerable underspend of the SME Broadband Voucher Scheme due to its ill conception as a scheme or due to you not publicising it well enough?

Answer

Answer for SME Broadband Voucher Scheme (2)

Answer for SME Broadband Voucher Scheme (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The £25m award to London was based on an ambitious target to award connection vouchers to 10,000 SMEs in London. Changes to the scheme in September have made the application process simpler for both businesses and suppliers and since that point, the performance trajectory has been vastly improved.