One of the best ways that government can support small businesses is buying from them.
With significant attention focused on increasing SME spend in central government, the Centre for Entrepreneurs and Spend Network have partnered to explore the other side of this debate: local authority …
Ground-breaking new Index reveals the extent of local government spending with small businesses.
Twenty suppliers to local authorities dominate procurement and earned £9.9bn in three years.
78,128 small businesses shared £11.1bn in the same period.
Local authorities have been urged to ‘Spend Small’ as a newly launched Index ranks councils on their procurement spending with small companies.
According to authoritative research, 78,128 small firms are doing business …
Economic confidence continues to grow as more people believe that now would be a good time to start a business or enterprise. This is one of many findings from the latest RBS Enterprise Tracker.
Conducted by Populus, the quarterly survey tracks people’s attitudes towards starting up in business. The poll interviewed 2,343 UK adults between 8th and 13th August 2014. This survey also marks a new partnership between RBS and the Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank, which will help design and …