The Business Desk: Local authorities’ spending with small firms revealed

The Business Desk covers Spend Small.

The Centre for Entrepreneurs tank conducted analysis of analysis of government spending data for more than over 44 million transactions drawn from 158 local authorities. 

It found that in some cases as little as 4% some councils’ budgets going to small suppliers, defined as firms turning over less than £6.5m.

Over three years from 2011 to 2014 the research found that almost £10bn was spent with only 20 big companies, while 78,000 small companies shared just over £11bn.

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