Small Businesses

(asked on 1st October 2020) - View Source

Question to the Cabinet Office:

What steps he is taking to help ensure that SMEs are awarded public procurement contracts.

Answered by
Julia Lopez Portrait
Julia Lopez
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
This question was answered on 1st October 2020

The Government introduced a number of measures to address the barriers that SMEs face in the procurement process. Last financial year, we spent almost £2bn more than the previous year with SMEs.

Leaving the EU is an opportunity to further reform our procurement rules. We will cut red tape, drive innovation and make it easier for small businesses to win public sector business, delivering better value for taxpayers.

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