This is an interesting publication from the UK Cabinet Office.
Despite Francis Maude‘s arguments, I am not sure that the UK Government is genuinely leveraging SMEs (small medium enterprises) more effectively. I suspect that the new SME arrangements, in effect, bring back more cost-effective contracting.
What do you think?
- Francis Maude: Civil Service at its smallest since war – Telegraph (dralfoldman.wordpress.com)
- Small firms get just 8% of Coalition contracts as government pledge is branded a flop (dailymail.co.uk)
- Beyond Austerity? (dralfoldman.wordpress.com)