UK Government Spends Nearly Half on SMEs
The Minister for Implementation Oliver Dowden revealed that SMEs have access to almost half of public sector spend in the following areas: digital, data and technology services.
According to the article,“Over £1.9bn has been spent with SMEs since 2012, the equivalent of £1.35 out of every £3 spent by government.”
The government is supportive of SME growth and is using the Digital Marketplace to make applications for accessing digital contracts easier for SMEs.
“The Digital Marketplace is enabling small businesses to work in partnership with the public sector to drive the UK’s digital transformation,” said Dowden. “Small businesses are the backbone of the British economy and this government is committed to help them prosper.”