Can closing the digital divide be key for small business recovery?

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Small businesses have faced one of the biggest economic challenges in recent history, a report conducted jointly with Xero and the Entrepreneurs Network, highlighted the need to boost digital adoption amongst SMEs as they emerge from Covid-19.
The key findings show that:
· If the 1.1m micro-businesses (0-9 employees) doubled their uptake of key digital technologies, the UK economy would get a £16.6bn boost
· This would restore four-fifths of lost productivity growth since the financial crisis, and enable businesses to bounce back faster post-lockdown
· Over a third (38%) of UK SMEs have very low levels of digital adoption
· As the economy reopens, it is vital that the switch to digital becomes permanent and smaller businesses make the most use of the right digital tools
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