Research and analysis

Growth Vouchers programme: evaluation - early estimate of impact

Findings from interviews with Growth Voucher programme participants on its implementation and early impacts during August to October 2014.


Growth Vouchers programme: phase one qualitative assessment report

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


Presents views on changes made to the Growth Voucher programme design. The changes were based on lessons learned from the ‘stakeholder views of the service’ report during March to April 2014.

This report uses ‘qualitative’ research, to gain an understanding of underlying reasons, opinions, and motivations. It draws on in depth interviews with:

  • 182 businesses
  • 42 service provider staff
  • 22 advice suppliers

It also explores the early impact of participating in the programme. For example, changes in businesses behaviour regarding management and planning of their daily or long-term activities.

Published 27 February 2015