Local Gov: Councils urged to boost small firm spending

LocalGov covers Spend Small.

Research – the first of its kind – by the Centre for Entrepreneurs found Monmouthshire CC currently spent the highest proportion with small businesses, with 25.6% of direct spend, while Barnsley MBC was bottom of the table, with just 4.2% of spend being awarded to small firms.

The most improved authority was Wandsworth LBC, which grew its small firm spend by 30.5%.

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