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£10m boost for DTI Information Society Initiative

Support for small businesses in developing their information and communication technology strategies has been bolstered by an additional £10m announced in last week's Budget.

One hundred DTI Information Society Initiative centres will receive increased funds to reinforce their advisory roles for SMEs, as part of an overall package worth £60m for small firms.

The network of 100 centres across the UK will continue to assist SMEs in making more effective use of information technology by providing expert and independent advice.

Director of the Information Society Initiative Jenny Searle said: ‘We are delighted that the ISI will be able to boost the resources of our centres which are providing small companies with the free, impartial guidance they need to seize the opportunities presented by e-commerce.’

The move accompanies last week’s Budget announcement that from 1 April 100% first-year capital allowances will be available for companies spending money on IT equipment.

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