Rochdale Online covers Spend Small.
Spend Small: The Local Authority Spend Index ranks councils on their procurement spend with small companies. According to the report, over the last three years, Rochdale Borough Council spent just 7.69 per cent of its procurement budget with small firms.
The council spent £28,361,404 of its £368,867,838 company spend with small firms over that time, ranking 142nd out of 150 councils investigated by the index.
These figures compare sharply with the best performing authority – Monmouthshire County Council – which spent 25.6 per cent of its budget with small firms over the same period.
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