If there is some resistance, I guess....
I suppose the old term is “red tape”. I know the chair has been long enough around here to know that no matter what we do, there always seem to be endless streams and new rounds of it.
Would it be worthwhile to have some capable body helping to facilitate the development for SMEs, a network to do triage, so that if you're a small manufacturing business, there would be at least a base of service to help you cut down the weeds and get the expertise to ride through those types of barriers—the resistance that you have—to help facilitate, without getting another outside consultant or another accountant? It's the same with SR and ED tax credits. There's a cottage industry to help businesses fill it out, and they take a percentage of it.
Is that the type of thing that might perhaps be worthwhile?