Malta Enterprise provides Inclusivity Funding
Earlier this month Malta Enterprise teamed up with the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) to offer inclusivity funding. The latest scheme is designed to encourage local businesses, including self-employed persons, to invest more in machinery, technology, and structural changes as well as training and development programmes that will make the workplace more accessible. The new programme will cover up to 90% of such expenses to a maximum of Eur10,000. This scheme is open till August 2023. More information is available at Business First http://www.businessfirst.com.mt/
Malta Internet ranks poorly
The third edition of the Digital Quality of Life Index which analysis 110 countries on the basis of five elements:- internet affordability, internet quality, e-infrastructure, e-security and e-government was reported on by TimesofMalta.com. the report showed that Malta “ranked 40th overall and 27th among the 38 European countries on the list. The island scored better for e-government systems and e-infrastructure, coming in at 30th in both cases”. ToM further reported that the DQoLI ranked Malta 43rd for intranet affordability and “52nd for e-Security”.
The poor scores reflect the added disadvantages local businesses have in trying to develop ecommerce activities as they have to contend with higher prices and inferior e-security.