Distance Business Programme (“D-Biz Programme”)

Overview and Objectives

Remote working or service has become a new trend against the backdrop of the epidemic. Under the Anti-Epidemic Fund, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) has launched the Distance Business (D-Biz) Programme to support enterprises to continue their business and services during the epidemic, the Programme provides funding support through fast-track processing for enterprises to adopt IT solutions for developing distance business. The Hong Kong Productivity Council is the Secretariat of the Programme.

Funding Amount

For each IT solution and the relevant training expenses for the employees, the funding ceiling is HK$100,000 (with funding for the relevant training expenses capped at 10 per cent of the IT solution cost). Each enterprise may receive total funding of up to HK$300,000 to undertake a project to be completed within six months.

An enterprise will be disbursed a payment of 30% of the funding amount after the application has been approved. Upon completion of the project and after the supporting documents are accepted, the remaining funding amount will be disbursed to the enterprise.

IT solution(s) must only be implemented after approval is granted.

CLG CPA Limited is on the Service Providers Reference list of the Distance Business Programme  (https://www.hkpc.org/zh-HK/dbp-providers-list)

Reference number: SP-529-092) and able to provide the following services:

1) Online / cloud-based financial management systems

– Xero accounting system implementation

– Xero data conversion

– Hubdoc or Receipt bank implementation

– Training and support

2) Audit of D-Biz Programme

If the approved funding exceeds HKD30,000, an audited statement of income and expenditure covering the whole project period from an independent auditor is required to be submitted to the Secretariat, we can provide the auditing service of the programme.

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