Digital dividend’ productivity boost for UK’s micro firms

The UK’s army of micro-businesses could boost the economy by £16.6bn with greater adoption of five key digital technologies shown to supercharge productivity.

The largest ever study of so-called micro-businesses – those employing between one and 9 staff – conducted by the Enterprise Research Centre is the first to put hard numbers on the effect digital adoption can have on productivity for the smallest firms.

 

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  • Coastal and rural areas display lower numbers of fast-growing firms, leaving them vulnerable to economic shock
  • Experts warn threat of more complex trading arrangements could undo recent success of firms in some regions

 

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