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The Centre for Entrepreneurs and Spend Network have partnered to compile a comprehensive, nationwide analysis of the state of spending with small businesses by local government.
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Spent with companies
Local authorities spent 89.1bn with companies between 2011 and 2014.
Went to the top twenty companies
The top twenty companies captured 10.6% of all spending with firms by local authorities.
Spent with small companies
78,128 small companies captured 12.5% of the total amount that local authorities spent with companies.