Reply to post: Re: Government picking winners

Chancellor launches £500m business software subsidy in the UK. What's 'approved' software then?

Warm Braw Silver badge

Re: Government picking winners

The last time I looked into a scheme like this, it was providing small businesses with a "web presence".

In practice, the money was channelled through a limited list of "approved suppliers", simply distorting the competition for the provision of services to the detriment both of the other suppliers and the businesses that were supposedly getting a freebie.

It's really all about headlines. If you were feeling generous you could call it "raising awareness".

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