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Digital Technology: Small Businesses

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 128963, tabled on 14 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of support sessions that have been provided by the Digital Boost Platform since April 2020.

Answered on

18 December 2020

The Digital Boost platform was launched in June 2020. As of 16th December, 1371 small businesses and charities have signed up to the platform. The platform was rebuilt in late September using more advanced technologies; over 575 mentoring sessions have taken place since this replatforming and 94% of the requests for mentoring sessions are fulfilled within 72 hours. The small businesses and charities that have registered to the platform all have access to Digital Boost’s courses, content and workshops.