How to get up to £5k off accounting software with new Govt scheme Shipleys Tax Advisors

A GOVERNMENT SCHEME launched 20 Jan 2022 gives businesses up to £5,000 saving on accounting and customer relationship management software.

What it is it?

The scheme, called “Help to Grow: Digital”, is an attempt by the government to give support to small businesses by helping them improve their digital systems and processes:

  • scheme provides businesses with discounts of up to £5,000 on approved Digital Accounting and Customer Relations Management (CRM) software
  • dedicated website providing free, impartial support now open to boost businesses’ digital skills.

Who is it for?

To qualify for the financial discount, businesses from any sector must meet all 4 of the following criteria:

  • be a business based in the United Kingdom registered with Companies House or be a registered society on the Financial Conduct Authorities Mutuals Register
  • be employing between 5 and 249 people.
  • have been actively trading for over 12 months, and have an incorporation date of at least 365 days prior to application
  • be purchasing the approved software for the first time

What do you get?

Eligible businesses will receive one financial discount towards the purchase of one approved software product up to a maximum of £5,000 (not including VAT) in Customer Relationship Management and Digital Accounting software product categories.

  • additional software product categories will be available with the discount soon, including e-Commerce software
  • the financial discount covers 12 months’ worth of approved software product core costs, exclusive of VAT

How do I apply?

Businesses can also access the support through a new online platform.

If you are affected by any of the issues above and would like more information, please call 0114 272 4984 or email

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