Why supporting SMEs is critical

SMEs are the backbone of the UK economy – their success matters to us all. Record numbers of small businesses have been established since the start of the pandemic. With their job security under strain, many people have set up companies for the first time. But statistics show that SMEs throughout the country have been hit hard by the Covid crisis. Research also indicates that more needs to be done to educate SME leaders about technology, thereby enabling them to handle the tools that will help their businesses to survive and thrive in the digital age