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 Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister without Portfolio , Co-Chair, Conservative Party

I thank my hon. Friend for everything that he does as chair of the APPG on women and enterprise. I share his concern that SME owners of all backgrounds should be benefiting from the investment that Government contracts bring. We are doing more than ever to encourage all SMEs, including those owned by women, into public procurement. Government spending with SMEs continues to rise, with 26.7% of the £58 billion spent by the Government in 2019-20 going to SMEs.