The Times: Small traders lose out in battle for council business


‘Local authority procurement is “tilted in favour” of big business, with as little as 4 per cent of some councils’ budgets going to small suppliers.

An analysis of spending by 158 local authorities over three years found that almost £10 billion was spent with only 20 big companies, while 78,000 small companies shared just over £11 billion.’

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