Connection Voucher Process made Easier
All 22 cities’ connection voucher schemes, including Cardiff and Newport, are open and processing applications.
And now BDUK have made the voucher process even easier for SMEs to apply – as from this month only ONE supplier quote is required for the application form. The requirement for two comparable quotes has now been removed and Cities will allocate vouchers to SMEs on the basis of a single valid quote from a registered supplier, such as Spectrum Internet, providing all other eligibility criteria are met.
To further simplify things BDUK are removing the need to complete a Service Delivery certificate. From this month, the certificate will be replaced by an enhanced declaration within the SME’s final Payment Claim Form from the Council. The completion of a valid Payment Claim Form along with a copy of the supplier’s final invoice for the funding amount, is all that’s needed to complete the funding process. Simple.
With the process now simplified there is even more reason to get your application into the Council as soon as possible. The application process will close in March 2015 and it really couldn’t be a better time to get Super Connected.
Hundreds of businesses already benefit from upgraded broadband connections. Every business is different and how you use better broadband to improve and grow your business is up to you. To help and inspire you, you can see the experiences of landlords and multi tenanted businesses improving their attractiveness in the city thanks to the connection vouchers.