Growing opportunities for SMEs to secure public sector contracts

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The Government has announced that it is aiming to increase its spending with small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) to a third by 2020, and we are encouraging all our businesses clients to get involved.

The most recent public expenditure figures show that from 2013 to 2014, the government spent £11.4 billion of its budget with SMEs – equivalent to 26 per cent of its total spend during that period.

This taken into context with its new target of 33 per cent by 2020 would mean that an extra £3 billion per year will be spent with SMEs, either directly or through the supply chain.