Government Contracts: Bids from Small Businesses

Part of Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons on 27th May 2021.

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Photo of Craig Tracey Craig Tracey Conservative, North Warwickshire

In its last report, the women and enterprise all-party parliamentary group found that women-owned businesses added £115 billion to the UK economy, despite securing only about 5% of Government and public sector contracts. What more can the Government do to encourage more female-owned small businesses to come forward to apply for contracts and have the confidence that they will have an equal chance in the procurement process?