Digital by Default News: Councils should buy from small business to boost local economies, says think tank

According to research from the think tank, 78,128 small enterprises are doing business with English and Welsh councils, earning more than £11.1 billion over the past three years. But, over the same period, 20 large businesses took a combined £9.9 billion.

The group is calling on the government to create an annual league table, highlighting the progress made by UK councils in buying from small businesses.

The report further recommended that every UK public body should publish all spend over £500 rather than the current £25,000 minimum for some public bodies.

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