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The UK government is frequently reviewing and creating various initiatives to support R&D, business growth, low carbon, competitiveness and business efficiency improvements. SMMT Industry Forum is involved directly with a number of programmes, which can be found here to provide our customers with information about current and future schemes, their availability and suitability.
Industry Forum is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. SMMT has created a digital Funding and Support Guide to capture and provide members with information about current and future schemes and their availability.
The digital guide includes filters for easy identification of available international and regional funding and support schemes. Information on the eligibility, descriptions and contact details is available for each scheme.
SMMT welcomes a contribution of new schemes to the SMMT Funding and Support Guide; suggestions should be made to [email protected]
SMMT updates the available schemes regularly, but cannot guarantee the latest available information will be reflected. SMMT strongly advises members to contact the scheme provider before taking action and cannot guarantee application success.
SMMT provides round the clock access to professional legal advice, free to its members and associates.
As the complexities of our legal system have increased, the cost of obtaining the necessary expert advice to bring about speedy and satisfactory solutions to worrying problems has risen beyond the budget of many businesses. It is for this reason that SMMT provide their members with professionally qualified advice at any time of the day or night. The SMMT legal advice helpline gives access to business legal advice by telephone for your organisation. Please note that it is not for individuals to obtain personal legal advice.
Comprehensive advice, information and guidance can be provided to your company on subjects such as:
This service is totally confidential and available 24 hours a day. To obtain the SMMT legal advice helpline telephone number, please contact Alison Handley or Liz Paul on 0207 344 9210/1663 or email the membership team.
SMMT has a financial arrangement with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, who provide a legal helpline to SMMT members. SMMT pays Irwin Mitchell Solicitors for the services they provide; they are independent from SMMT and will provide SMMT members with impartial and confidential advice.
SMMT has launched a technical helpline which is available Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The service has been developed to support our members by offering them a competitive advantage through knowledge and expertise on a wide range of areas including:
For more information on the technical helpline, please get in touch with SMMT directly.
Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance. Over 250 organisations in 30 countries trust Industry Forum to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement.
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