Growth Vouchers programme: trial protocol

Sets out how the Growth Vouchers programme will operate.


Growth Vouchers programme: trial protocol (summary)

Growth vouchers programme: trial protocol (full)


The Growth Vouchers programme is a pioneering government research project that aims to make it easier for small businesses to access expert advice to help them grow and test which types of business advice are most effective.

The Growth Vouchers programme will run until March 2015 to attract around 20,000 small businesses that do not normally use advice. Vouchers worth up to £2,000 each will be given to a majority of the small businesses who take part to help them pay for advice.

The Growth Vouchers programme will produce real and comprehensive evidence, while providing benefits for the businesses who take part. This evidence will be used to inform future policy.

Published 27 January 2014
Last updated 20 February 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added the full version of the trial protocol to accompany the summary version published on 27 January.
  2. First published.