Small Businesses: Procurement

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Conservative, North West Norfolk

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to ensure that his Department works with other government departments to increase procurement from small and medium-sized businesses.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

In 2014-15, Central Government spent over £12 billion (27.1%) with small and medium sized businesses, which shows a continued year on year increase in SMEs winning public procurements.

The Government is determined to deliver its new target of one third of spend with SMEs by the end of this Parliament. The Crown Commercial Service is working with departments to develop and implement individual plans to deliver in 2020.

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