Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (776)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

776. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the estimated full-year cost if the budget for the trading online voucher scheme increased by 50%. [24123/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

My Department's Trading Online Voucher Scheme is designed to support micro businesses, i.e. businesses with 10 or less employees and less than €2 million turnover per annum, to develop their trading online capability. The scheme offers a financial incentive of up to €2,500 along with training, mentoring and network support. The Scheme is funded by my Department, and administered nationwide through the Local Enterprise Office network. The Trading Online Voucher Scheme is a demand-led scheme and has a capital budget in 2019 of €2.3m, which it is anticipated will be sufficient to meet the demand from micro businesses.